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Pedro Viola | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Athletics signed LHP Pedro Viola to a minor league contract.
Viola failed to appear in the majors in 2012 and was released by the Orioles in the offseason. The 29-year-old left-hander will continue to serve as organizational depth. Sat, Feb 2, 2013 01:38:00 PM

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Orioles sent LHP Pedro Viola outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Viola was designated for assignment last week and passed through waivers easily. The 28-year-old southpaw posted a 2.04 ERA over 39 2/3 innings at Double-A Bowie in 2011.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 02:31:00 PM

Orioles designated LHP Pedro Viola for assignment.

Viola was cleared to make room for the newly-acquired Taylor Teagarden on the 40-man roster. The 28-year-old left-hander appeared in four games with the O's this season, but spent the majority of the year with Double-A Bowie, posting a 2.04 ERA and 40/13 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 innings. He could draw some interest.
Thu, Dec 1, 2011 03:18:00 PM

Orioles optioned LHP Pedro Viola to Double-A Bowie.

Viola finds himself on the wrong end of the roster move yo-yo. It took less than five hours for the lefty to get demoted, and he didn't even see any action in Sunday's game. He'll return to a 2.10 ERA at Bowie.
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 04:49:00 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Pedro Viola from Double-A Bowie.

Viola has been up-and-down multiple times this season, faring much better for Bowie (2.10 ERA) than he has in his four games for the O's (9.82 ERA). He'll give them another lefty in the pen.
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 12:14:00 PM

Orioles optioned LHP Pedro Viola to Double-A Bowie.

Viola has been up and down a few times now, but has only appeared in four games. In those four appearances, he has yielded eight baserunners and four runs in only 3 2/3 innings. Troy Patton will take his spot in the Orioles' mighty bullpen.
Sat, Jul 16, 2011 10:15:00 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Pedro Viola from Triple-A Norfolk.

Viola has tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the O's this season in one appearance despite multiple stints with the club. He'll give them another lefty in the bullpen.
Fri, Jul 1, 2011 02:14:00 PM

The Orioles are likely to recall Pedro Viola from Triple-A Norfolk to take Brian Matusz's spot on the roster.

With Clay Rapada recently designated for assignment, the O's could use another lefty in their bullpen. Viola has been up-and-down a few times with the O's this season but has appeared in just one game for them, tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings. He has a 2.25 ERA and 25/9 K/BB ratio in 28 innings for Norfolk.
Fri, Jul 1, 2011 11:28:00 AM

Pedro Viola will join the Orioles Friday.

He'll be around in case Jeremy Guthrie needs a trip to the disabled list. Guthrie left Thursday's start with a back issue and will receive an MRI Friday. Viola has been up-and-down a couple times this year but has appeared in just one game, tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 08:19:00 AM

Orioles optioned LHP Pedro Viola to Double-A Bowie.

Viola tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings while he was up with the big club, but he's sent down in order to clear a spot for Derrek Lee. The left-hander should get another shot at some point.
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 03:40:00 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Pedro Viola from Double-A Bowie.

Viola boasts a 1.80 ERA and has struck out over a batter per inning at Bowie this season. He's likely to be sent back down Wednesday, when Brian Matusz is expected to come off the DL to start.
Sun, May 29, 2011 11:56:00 AM

The Orioles are bringing in left-handed reliever Pedro Viola to join them in Oakland.

Viola hasn't been officially recalled, but it sounds like he'll be added to the roster in place of another reliever Saturday. Viola has a 1.80 ERA in 20 innings out of the pen for Double-A Bowie.
Fri, May 27, 2011 11:08:00 PM

Orioles optioned LHPs Pedro Viola and Troy Patton, RHP Chorye Spoone and SS Pedro Florimon Jr. to Triple-A Norfolk.

Viola and Patton had outside shots to claim one of left-handed spots in the bullpen, but they'll begin the year in the minors. Spoone feels as though he's finally worked his way back from shoulder surgery, but he needs to build up some innings in the minors.
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 07:45:00 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Pedro Viola from Double-A Bowie.

Viola had a 3.59 ERA and 64/19 K/BB ratio over 23 games (10 starts) with Double-A Bowie this season. They'll use this time to evaluate whether he is worth protecting from the Rule 5 draft.
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 04:24:00 PM

The Orioles are expected to call up left-hander Pedro Viola on Tuesday.

Viola struggled with Triple-A Norfolk before posting a 3.59 ERA and a 64/19 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings with Double-A Bowie. The 27-year-old has limited left-handed batters to a .233 batting average during his minor league career, so he could still have a career as a specialist.
Mon, Sep 6, 2010 09:51:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Adam Dunn
2John Jaso
3Kyle Blanks
4Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner
9Fernando Rodriguez
10Drew Pomeranz