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Oliver Drake | Relief Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Orioles recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.
The 28-year-old hurler was outstanding over 18 2/3 innings at Norfolk, registering a 0.96 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 30/4 K/BB ratio while accruing eight saves. He'll work in middle relief for the Orioles, but could eventually work himself into a setup role. May 23 - 10:28 AM

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Orioles optioned RHP Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake was one of the first cuts from O's camp this spring. The 28-year-old right-hander posted a 3.08 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 71/17 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings last season at the Double-A level and should get a shot in Baltimore at some point in 2015. He attended the United States Naval Academy.
Mar 9 - 1:18 PM

Orioles signed RHP Oliver Drake to a one-year contract.

Drake was drafted by the O's in 2008 out of the Naval Academy but became eligible for free agency after the 2014 season. The 27-year-old right-hander registered a 3.08 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 71/17 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings this past summer at Double-A Bowie.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 05:04:00 PM

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

After being added to the 40-man roster last fall, Drake was limited to just three starts this season due to shoulder problems. He'll hope for better luck in 2013.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 01:43:00 PM

Orioles activated RHP Oliver Drake from the 60-day disabled list.

Drake missed most of the season with tendinitis in his pitching shoulder. Even if healthy, he'll begin 2013 in the minors.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 04:17:00 PM

Orioles placed RHP Oliver Drake on 60-Day disabled list.

This is a procedural move to make room for Steve Pearce on the 40-man roster. Drake has been out since late May, and won't return this season.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 02:54:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Oliver Drake to Double-A Bowie.

Drake allowed three runs across three innings over three appearances this spring. The 25-year-old right-hander was added to the O's 40-man roster in November after posting a 3.32 ERA and 129/43 K/BB ratio over 162 2/3 innings last season between three different levels in the minors. He was ranked as the organization's No. 26 prospect by Baseball America over the winter.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 12:52:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Oliver Drake from Double-A Bowie.

The Orioles made only one addition to their 40-man roster. Drake, who turns 25 in January, posted a 3.32 ERA and 129/43 K/BB ratio over 162 2/3 innings this season between High-A Frederick, Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk. He has improved his stock immensely since being drafted in the 43rd round of the 2008 Draft.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 05:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Jimmy Paredes
2Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
6Mike Wright
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe