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The Marlins have acquired right-handed pitcher David Hess from the Rays in exchange for minor league right-hander Justin Sterner and cash considerations.
Hess spent parts of each season from 2018-20 in the majors with the Orioles, though all of his 2021 action has come in Triple-A Durham. During his time with the Bulls, he is 5-1 with a 2.81 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and .230 OBA. Meanwhile, Sterner is 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA between Single-A and High-A. The 24-year-old right-hander has walked 11 batters and struck out 30.
David Hess tossed the last three innings of the Orioles' Friday night opener against the Red Sox, surrendering three runs on seven hits and a walk. He struck out one.
Hess pitched to a 7.09 ERA in 80 innings last year, so this outing tracks. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Hess be optioned to the alternate site at some point.
David Hess took the loss against the Padres on Monday, giving up five earned runs on six hits over 4.2 innings, striking out seven and walking none as the Orioles fell 8-1.
Hess was recalled from Triple-A where he had been sent down to get himself straightened out about two weeks ago. It didn't help and Hess is now 1-10 on the season with a 7.31 ERA, a 1.57 WHIP and a 62:28 K:BB through 72 2/3 innings.
David Hess was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk following Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays according to the Orioles Twitter feed.
Hess was called up as the 26th player with the team playing a doubleheader on Saturday and was sent back down right after. Hess has a 7.15 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 55:28 K:BB over 68 major-league innings this season and should not be owned in any fantasy leagues.
David Hess allowed four earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three to take the loss Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
The loss puts Hess's record at 1-9 for the season. The 25-year-old righty also has a 7.20 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. Hess will look to turn things around in his next start on his next start Monday at Oakland. Fantasy owners should be avoiding Hess.