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Orioles acquire P Darwinzon Hernandez from Red Sox

Jul 16, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez (63) pitches in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Orioles acquired left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday for cash considerations.

Boston designated the 26-year-old reliever for assignment Friday to clear room on the roster after signing veteran infielder Justin Turner.

Hernandez struggled in 2022, going 0-1 with a 21.60 ERA in seven appearances. He walked eight and gave up four home runs in 6 2/3 innings.

He was 3-4 with a 5.06 ERA in 91 career games (one start) for Boston from 2019-22, striking out 133 batters and walking 73 in 85 1/3 innings.

To clear room on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated infielder Lewin Diaz for assignment. Diaz, 26, batted .169 with five homers and 11 RBIs in 58 games with the Miami Marlins in 2022.

–Field Level Media