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Alec Asher | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Polk (FL) CC
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Orioles optioned RHP Alec Asher to Triple-A Norfolk; reassigned INF Ryan Mountcastle and OF DJ Stewart to minor league camp.
Asher posted a 5.25 ERA in 24 appearances (six starts) with the big club last year. He'll continue to function as insurance for the rotation and bullpen in Triple-A. Mar 12 - 11:38 AM

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Alec Asher struck out four over two scoreless innings in Saturday's Grapefruit League tie against the Twins.

Asher came in to start the third inning and immediately fanned the first two batters he faced before a fielding error and a flyout finished the frame. He gave up a two-out single in the fourth before striking out Gregorio Petit to end the inning and his afternoon. The 26-year-old posted a 5.25 ERA in 24 appearances, including six starts, for the O's in 2017, but he's better than that number suggests. He could carve out a role with the big club this spring.
Feb 24 - 9:12 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Alec Asher to Double-A Bowie.

Asher allowed one run over two innings in a relief appearance Saturday. He'll help Bowie during their playoff run before returning to the O's later this month.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:40:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Alec Asher from Triple-A Norfolk.

While he's up for the pen right now, Asher could be a candidate for starts later this month. He's 2-5 with a 5.28 ERA in six starts and 17 relief appearances in the majors this season.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 05:56:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Alec Asher to Triple-A Norfolk.

Asher allowed three hits and a walk in two scoreless innings of relief Tuesday versus the Athletics. He was only up in the majors for two days.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 11:05:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Alec Asher from Triple-A Norfolk.

Asher has posted a 5.53 ERA over 21 appearances -- six starts -- for the Orioles this season. He'll give the bullpen some length.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 11:21:00 AM

Orioles optioned RHP Alec Asher to Triple-A Norfolk.

Asher was knocked around for five runs over 1 2/3 innings in a relief appearance Saturday. He'll be used as a starter at Norfolk.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 11:14:00 AM

Alec Asher was roughed up by the White Sox on Tuesday, allowing six runs in five-plus innings to fall to 2-5.

The Orioles are short of rotation options, so they'll probably stick with Asher, even though he now has a 6.97 ERA in six starts. He was better in relief, amassing a 1.62 ERA in 16 2/3 innings out of the pen.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 11:22:00 PM

Alec Asher allowed five runs on seven hits over four innings in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

Asher's command also left him, as he walked four on top of the seven hits allowed. The poor outing followed a good one against the Red Sox his last time out, and he's now gotten hit in two of his last three starts. It adds up to a 4.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through 41 1/3 innings of work this year. His position in the rotation is tenuous, so it's unclear whether Thursday's turn has affected his standing going forward.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 10:17:00 PM

Alec Asher pitched well in Friday's win over the Red Sox, allowing two runs on three hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Asher struck out five and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. It was a terrific bounce-back effort for the right-hander after he was shelled by the Astros on Sunday. He'll carry a 3.62 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Nationals in Washington.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Alec Asher will start for the Orioles on Friday against the Red Sox.

Asher got lit up for six runs over just two innings Sunday versus the Astros, but the Orioles are desperate for starters. The right-hander makes for a very poor fantasy streaming option versus a dangerous Boston offense.
Tue, May 30, 2017 05:43:00 PM

Alec Asher was demolished for six runs on six hits over two innings in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Asher -- who drew the start in place of Ubaldo Jimenez -- was working with a 3-0 advantage when he took the mound in the bottom of the second inning. That lead evaporated and then some, as the Astros plated six runs against him in the frame. He exited stage left having struck out one and walked one. Asher had been doing excellent work out of the pen prior to receiving Sunday's starting call. It remains to be seen whether he will be given another start after this rough outing, but if he does, it would come at home against the Red Sox.
Sun, May 28, 2017 05:15:00 PM

Alec Asher will start for the Orioles on Sunday in Houston.

It's unclear whether it's just a spot start or whether he's auditioning for a longer look. Asher has been terrific out of the Orioles' bullpen with a 2.17 ERA and 22/7 K/BB ratio over 29 innings. While it would take him a bit to get stretched back out, Asher has been a starter almost exclusively throughout his pro career so it shouldn't take long. It was Ubaldo Jimenez's turn Sunday, so he could be headed to the bullpen.
Fri, May 26, 2017 05:47:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Alec Asher from Triple-A Norfolk.

Asher was sent to the minors on Thursday but the Orioles were allowed to bring him back because of injuries to Zach Britton (forearm) and Gabriel Ynoa (hamstring). Under normal circumstances, they would have had to wait 10 days to recall him. Asher holds a 3.14 ERA in four appearances for the O's including two starts this season.
Sat, May 6, 2017 06:29:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Alec Asher to Triple-A Norfolk.

Asher has pitched pretty well in two different spot starts this year for the Orioles. He'll be back up eventually.
Thu, May 4, 2017 03:45:00 PM

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