Verrett was actually in the Orioles organization last season after he was picked in the Rule 5 Draft. The Orioles eventually lost him in Spring Training where Verrett eventually found his way back to the Mets after a pit stop with the Texas Rangers.
Following the trade, Orioles vice president Dan Duquette said the following:
“He’s a really good, dependable pitcher. And he can do a variety of roles on a pitching staff — starting, long relief, short relief. We liked him when he was here before; wish we had kept him here. Should’ve held on to him, but we are glad he’s back.”
Duquette anticipates Verrett will be either a swingman, or a bullpen piece. Duquette said it’s also possible Verrett ends up in the rotation.
“He’s a good kid, a very competitive kid who can do a number of different jobs for a pitching staff. Every pitching staff needs a pitcher like Logan Verrett.”