O’s add right-hander Drake to 40-man roster

The Orioles today announced that they have added right-hander Oliver Drake to the 40-man roster.

Drake, 24, spent the 2011 season with Class-A Fredrick (14 games), Double-A Bowie (12 games) and Triple-A Norfolk (one game), going a combined 11-8 with a 3.32 ERA (162.2IP, 60ER), striking out 129 and walking 43 in 25 starts.

Selected by the Orioles in the 43rd round of the 2008 First Year Player Draft out of the Naval Academy, Drake is 26-23 with a 3.80 ERA (443.1IP, 187ER) and 357 strikeouts in four minor league seasons.

The Orioles now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.