DALLAS — Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette is not portraying today’s deal for left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland as a major acquistion, but he’s happy to pick up a veteran left-hander who is coming off a 15-win season, albeit 12 of them were at Triple-A Albuquerque.
"He won 15 games this year between Triple-A and the big leagues," Duquette said. "He’d been up in the big leagues before as a starting pitcher, and he has gotten himself on track to compete for a starting job in spring training. We like his stuff. We like his durability, and we like his experience. And we like the fact that he won 15 games and pitched over 180 innings. So, we’re looking to add depth to our pitching staff and we feel we added some depth when we added Dana Eveland."