Orioles sign Daniel Schlereth, two others to minor league contracts

Orioles sign Daniel Schlereth, two others to minor league contracts
December 19, 2012, 4:30 pm
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The Orioles added three players to their list of spring training invitees. On Wednesday, they signed left-handed pitchers Daniel Schlereth and Zach Braddock and first baseman Travis Ishikawa to minor league contracts.

Schlereth, the 26-year-old son of former NFL star Mark Schlereth has a 5-6 record with a 4.35 ERA in the last four seasons with Detroit and Arizona. In 2008, he was a first-round pick of the Diamondbacks

The 25-year-old Braddock is 1-3 with a 4.41 ERA in 71 games with Milwaukee in 2010 and 2011.

Ishikawa, who is 29, has a lifetime batting average of .264 in five major league seasons with San Francisco and Milwaukee.  In 2012, Ishikawa batted .257 with four home runs and 30 RBIs with the Brewers.

The Orioles have now signed 11 players to minor league contracts with spring training invitations. One of them, Daniel McCutchen, a right-handed pitcher, has reportedly received a contract offer from a Japanese club and may take that in lieu of the Orioles invitation.