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Oliver Drake | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 231
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Navy
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 43 (0) / BAL
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Indians acquired RHP Oliver Drake from the Brewers for cash considerations.
The 31-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment by the Brewers earlier in the week. He allowed nine earned runs over 12 2/3 innings out of the Milwaukee bullpen this season. May 5 - 10:09 AM

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Brewers designated RHP Oliver Drake for assignment.

Drake had allowed nine earned runs over 12 2/3 innings this season out of the Brewers' bullpen, but the 31-year-old right-hander might draw interest on waivers from teams desperate for relief depth.
May 1 - 10:55 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 08:27:00 AM

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.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 06:01:00 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.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 01:29:00 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.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 12:51:00 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.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 03:39:00 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

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PosRoleName
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2Roberto Perez
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Rajai Davis
3Greg Allen
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
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PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Josh Tomlin
6Danny Salazar
7Ryan Merritt
8Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Evan Marshall
8Oliver Drake
9Neil Ramirez