Orioles trade Garrett Stallings to Brewers for Thyago Vieira and Aneuris Rodriguez

The bullpen is about to undergo another change.

This one comes from outside the organization.

The Orioles traded Triple-A Norfolk pitcher Garrett Stallings to the Brewers this afternoon for right-handers Thyago Vieira and Aneuris Rodriguez. Vieria hasn’t reported, and the 40-man roster will be full upon his arrival. Rodriguez will head down to the Florida Complex League.

Vieira, 31, had a 5.64 ERA, 1.701 WHIP and one save in 16 appearances with the Brewers. He owns a career 6.18 ERA and 1.667 WHIP in 41 games with the Mariners, White Sox and Brewers, making his major league debut in 2017. He pitched in Japan from 2020-22.

The fastball averaged 98 mph this season and his sinker has plus velocity at 96.9, but he’s averaging 4.9 walks per nine innings in the majors to go with nine strikeouts. He’s averaged 4.5 walks in 10 minor league seasons.

The Brewers designated Vieira for assignment on Monday. He’s out of options.

Vieira will be the first native of Brazil to play for the Orioles. He’s one of five to reach the majors.

Rodriguez, 19, has a 3.67 ERA and 1.248 WHIP in 24 minor league games, including 12 starts. He struck out 15 batters this season in 7 1/3 innings in the Arizona Complex League.

The Orioles acquired Stallings from the Angels in December 2020 for shortstop José Iglesias. He registered a 5.67 ERA and 1.630 WHIP this season in 11 appearances with Triple-A Norfolk, including four starts.

Executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias has made two trades with the Brewers in less than four months. He obtained ace Corbin Burnes on Feb. 1 for pitcher DL Hall and shortstop Joey Ortiz.

Today's transaction is on a much smaller scale.

* Manager Brandon Hyde didn’t have another update on John Means, who’s getting a second opinion on his left forearm strain.

“Not yet,” Hyde said.

* The game between the Orioles and Tigers on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Comerica Park has been changed from 1:40 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.

* Double-A Bowie pitcher Kyle Virbitsky was transferred to High-A Aberdeen today. Catcher Connor Pavolony and right-hander Morgan McSweeney were transferred from Norfolk to Bowie.

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