Orioles trade Bleier to Marlins
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The Baltimore Orioles traded left-hander Richard Bleier to the Miami Marlins for a player to be named later, the team announced Saturday.

Bleier struck out four and didn't allow a run in his two appearances for Baltimore this season. Though he had a subpar year in 2019, Bleier was a reliable reliever for Baltimore from 2017 to 2018, going 5-1 with a 1.97 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 41 strikeouts to 17 walks over 88 appearances.

The 33-year-old told reporters he was "definitely surprised" by the trade and didn't want to leave Baltimore, according to MASN's Roch Kubatko.

The Marlins are currently dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that's forced several of their games - including four scheduled contests against Baltimore this week - to be postponed. Twenty Marlins players tested positive for the virus as of Friday morning, and an MLB investigation reportedly found that members of the team didn't follow safety protocols during a preseason road trip.

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