Orioles acquire Scott Feldman from CubsBaltimore bolsters rotation through deal for towering right-hander
Feldman, 30, was 7-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 15 starts with the Cubs, and would give a boost to an Orioles rotation that ranks 13th in the American League with a 4.79 ERA. Prior to this season he had spent his entire career in the AL, going 39-44 with a 4.81 ERA in 204 games (101 starts) with Texas from 2005-2012.
On the other side, the Cubs get a highly-touted former prospect in the 27-year-old Arrieta, who was 1-2 with a 7.23 ERA in five starts with the Orioles this year and is 20-25 with a 5.46 ERA in 69 games (63 starts) over four seasons in Baltimore.
Strop, who came to Baltimore from Texas in an August 2011 trade, was 0-3 with a 7.25 ERA in 25 appearances out of the Orioles' pen this season, and is 7-6 with a 4.14 ERA in 144 career appearances for the O's and Rangers.
Clevenger, 27, was 1-for-8 (.125) in eight games for the Cubs this year, and is a .199 career hitter in 79 games over three seasons. A catcher by trade, Clevenger has played third base in both of his appearances in the field this season, and also played a little bit at first base in 2012.