The Cubs have returned Rule 5 Draft decide Gray Fenter to the Orioles, per an announcement from Baltimore. The O’s have assigned the right-hander to main league spring coaching as a reserve.
Fenter was a seventh-round decide of the Orioles in 2015 who joined the franchise for an enormous bonus ($1MM) relative to his draft place. Whereas Fenter has since pitched to a 3.21 ERA and struck out over 10 batters per 9 in 230 minor league innings, the 25-year-old hasn’t climbed above the Single-A degree but. He additionally underwent Tommy John surgical procedure in 2016, wiping out that season and a big portion of the subsequent yr for him.
Fenter had a superb yr throughout the latest minors season, 2019, when he logged a 1.81 ERA in 94 1/3 innings in Single-A. FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen wrote final December that Fenter “sat 91-93 and touched 95” that season.