Orioles acquire Joe Saunders (2002) in exchange for Matt Lindstrom and cash
The Baltimore Orioles have traded Matt Lindstrom and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks to acquire Joe Saunders (2002). Saunders had posted a 6-10 record with a 4.22 E.R.A. in 21 starts for Arizona this season. Saunders was acquired along with Patrick Corbin (2010), Tyler Skaggs (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. Saunders has compiled a 75-62 career MLB record with a 4.17 E.R.A. in eight season pitching for the Angels and Diamondbacks.
Joe Saunders was part of the 2002 Kernels team that finished 3rd with a mark of 81-58 under manager Todd Claus. The 2002 team swept Quad Cities in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to Peoria in the second round. Saunders was 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA in five starts for the Kernels. He struck out 27 batters in 28 2/3 innings of work.