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Oliver Drake | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Navy
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 43 (0) / BAL
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Brewers acquired RHP Oliver Drake from the Orioles for cash or a player to be named later.
This comes mere hours after the Orioles designated Drake for assignment. The Orioles and Brewers also made a separate trade on Thursday with Baltimore acquiring Damien Magnifico for the No. 15 International signing bonus slot. The 30-year-old right-hander has spent the last few years seesawing between Baltimore and the minor leagues. He carries a career 3.89 ERA over 37 major league innings, all with the Orioles. Apr 14 - 8:27 AM

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Orioles designated RHP Oliver Drake for assignment.

His roster spot will be absorbed by Stefan Crichton. Drake was roughed up by the Red Sox on Tuesday night, allowing six hits, three walks and three earned runs over 3 1/3 lackluster innings. The 30-year-old will probably join Triple-A Norfolk if he clears waivers.
Apr 13 - 6:01 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake was outrighted off the roster last week but has now been re-added. He'll work in middle relief.
Apr 2 - 1:29 PM

Orioles sent RHP Oliver Drake outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake failed to crack the Baltimore bullpen this spring and he was out of minor league options, so the Orioles first had to pass him through waivers. The right-hander will go on serving as organizational relief depth for the O's.
Mar 30 - 12:51 PM

Oliver Drake gave up a three-run homer in the ninth to take a loss to the Yankees on Monday.

Drake has struggled to establish himself with the Orioles, even though he's been solid in limited opportunities (3.48 ERA in 33 2/3 IP). That'd seem to make a bad spring extra costly for him, but, fortunately, he's out of options this year. The Orioles will most likely retain him as a middle man, but if they put him on waivers, he'll surely get claimed and open up in another team's bullpen. To an extent, anyway, that means the pressure is off him a bit. Still, ideally, he wouldn't give up three-run homers every time out.
Feb 27 - 3:39 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake has allowed six runs over 5 2/3 relief innings with the Orioles this season. He'll be used in low-leverage situations.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 11:16:00 AM

Orioles optioned RHP Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake has had back-to-back rough outings, allowing six runs in only 2 1/3 innings against the Padres earlier this week. The 29-year-old should have more chances in Baltimore as the year rolls on.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 09:45:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake was sporting a 2.02 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 42/13 K/BB ratio through 26 2/3 innings this season at Norfolk. The right-hander should do well in middle relief.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake was unscored upon in nine appearances this spring, but that wasn't enough to earn him an Opening Day spot in the bullpen. He'll get his chance at some point.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 06:57:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake has allowed five runs in 10 2/3 innings for the Orioles this season. He'll provide some bullpen down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 02:23:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake had allowed five runs in 10 2/3 innings for the Orioles this season. Not swell, but he'll return to some strong numbers with Triple-A Norfolk. In 44 innings with the minor league affiliate, he's pitched to a 0.82 ERA and 66/16 K/BB ratio.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.

In 7 2/3 relief innings with the Orioles, Drake had allowed three runs. He was pitching to a minuscule 0.82 ERA (with a 66/16 K/BB ratio) across 44 Triple-A innings prior to joining the Orioles with the September 1 expansion of rosters. His numbers are strong enough that it's not inconceivable that the team might try him in some bigger relief spots depending on the situation.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake has allowed three runs over 7 2/3 relief innings for the O's this season. They've replaced him in the bullpen with T.J. McFarland.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 03:40:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake allowed three runs over 7 2/3 relief innings with the big club earlier this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Orioles optioned RHP Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake allowed three runs over 7 2/3 relief innings with the big club. He's replaced in the bullpen by T.J. McFarland.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
4Andrew Susac
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Neil Walker
2Jonathan Villar
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
2Hernan Perez
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
2Quintin Berry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Brandon Woodruff
5Brent Suter
6Matt Garza
7Junior Guerra
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Anthony Swarzak
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jeremy Jeffress
7Josh Hader
8Jared Hughes
9Wei-Chung Wang
10Taylor Williams
11Aaron Wilkerson