RP - MIA
Richard Bleier has been traded to the Miami Marlins in exchange for a player to be named later.
Bleier was rumored to get saves against lefties this year for the Orioles, but now he gets to play for the most uncertain team in baseball. He likely won't carry any fantasy value in Miami, given that he will be a setup man.
Richard Bleier pitched the last two innings of Monday's exhibition against the Nationals, nabbing two strikeouts and allowing one hit. The Orioles lost 4-2.
Bleier was rumored to be in the mix for saves against lefties, and this outing didn't hurt matters. He is worth a very late dart throw in AL-only leagues, but is not relevant in most other leagues.
Richard Bleier is reported to be in the mix to close against lefties, per Orioles' pitching coach Brandon Hyde.
Bleier has been with the Orioles for three years, and has a career 3.05 ERA, but a minuscule 7.6% K-BB rate. Between the Orioles projected not to win a lot of games, and the small likelihood that a mostly left lineup comes up in a save situation, Bleier still has minimal fantasy value.
Richard Bleier allowed one hit and struck out a batter across 1 2/3 innings during his second save of the season in a 9-6 victory against the Giants on Friday.
Bleier had struggled when initially coming off the IL back in mid-May but has pitched better of late. The 32-year-old reliever could see more save chances as the team has moved Mychal Givens out of the closer role. Fantasy owners desperate for saves should keep an eye on Bleier.
Orioles placed LHP Richard Bleier on the 10-day injured list with shoulder tendinitis.
Bleier complained about his shoulder after his appearance against the A's on Tuesday. Bleier is almost 10 months removed from serious lat surgery and the Orioles will be cautious with the reliever and his shoulder and could be on the IL for more that the required 10 days.