July 23, 2021

Orioles Sign Kohl Stewart, DFA Marcos Diplan (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Orioles announced the signing of former Twins’ reliever Kohl Stewart to a major-league contract. Fellow right-hander Marcos Diplan has been designated for assignment to clear roster space. Stewart’s deal is a split contract which will pay him $800K if he stays in the majors, reports Roch Kubatko of MASN (via Twitter).

Stewart, 25, is best known as being the fourth overall pick by Minnesota out of a Texas high school in 2013. The former two-sport athlete was named Baseball America’s #52 overall prospect after that season, although he never realized his lofty upside with his original organization.

More to come.

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