Orioles Acquire Catcher Nick Hundley From San DiegoPosted on May 24, 2014
The Orioles announced May 24 that they have acquired catcher Nick Hundley and cash considerations from the San Diego Padres in exchange for left-handed pitcher Troy Patton. The Orioles have also recalled infielder Steve Lombardozzi from Triple-A Norfolk for the May 24 game against Cleveland.
Hundley, 30, batted .271 (16-59) with a homer and three RBIs in 33 games for the Padres. Over seven seasons with the Padres, Hundley is a career .238 hitter (392-1644) with 47 homers and 195 RBIs in 510 games. In 467 major league games behind the plate, he has a .990 fielding percentage and has thrown out 130 of 470 runners attempting to steal (28 percent).
Patton, 28, was 0-1 with a 8.10 ERA (6.2IP, 6ER) in nine games for the Orioles. Over five seasons with the Orioles, Patton was 5-2 with a 3.26 ERA (149.0IP, 54ER) in 140 games.
Lombardozzi, 25, has batted .292 (21-72) with two RBIs in 19 games with the Orioles in 2014. He batted .294 (20-68) with eight RBIs in 17 games for Norfolk. In 276 career major league games, he has batted .266 with five homers and 52 RBIs.
-- Orioles press release
The Orioles have scored 38 runs during their last five games, but Paul Folkemer says they'll need to show they can keep up the consistency.