Ashur Tolliver

Position: LHP
Born: 1/24/1988
Height: 6'0
Weight: 170
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA at Bowie (Double-A), fanning 25 while walking just eight in 26 IP, and allowing 22 hits in 18 games, all in relief.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Bowie May 24 to fill the spot left empty when LHP Brian Matusz was traded to the Braves.
MLB Debut Date: 5/26/2016

Debut Details
May 26, in a 4-2 loss to the Astros. The second of four pitchers, he walked one and struck out three in 1.1 scoreless innings. Coming on to start the sixth, he struck out Colby Rasmus swinging, got Evan Gattis on a ground out and, after walking Tyler White on a full count, retired Luis Valbuena swinging to end the threat. In the seventh, he opened the inning by striking out Jason Castro looking before being relieved by Mychal Givens.

Player Notes
Tolliver technically signed with the Orioles as a minor league free agent on February 8 of this year, but since he re-upped with the O’s after having played with them since being drafted by them in 2009 with no break in between (other than his three months at liberty as a free agent), we’re leaving his “acquired” status as-is here. He has been a solid staple of the Orioles’ minor league bullpens where he has played, with a combined 3.19 ERA in 240 innings over six seasons when healthy. He missed all of 2012 due to shoulder surgery, but when healthy put up strong numbers at every stop, including a 2015 campaign at Bowie where he had a 2.91 ERA and struck out 61 batters in 5.2 IP, limiting Eastern League hitters to a .235 average.