The Tampa Bay Rays are acquiring RHP Shawn Armstrong from the Baltimore Orioles ahead of this afternoon’s trade deadline, sending cash considerations to get the deal done.

A veteran of seven seasons in the majors, the 30-year old Armstrong was outrighted from the 40-man roster in June after putting up an 8.55 ERA this season, and therefore does not take up a roster spot at this time, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t potential for the Rays to unlock.

Armstrong features a four seam fastball that sits in the mid 90’s an ranks in the 99th percentile in spin rate. It gets a solid amount of swings and misses, with a 30.4 percent Whiff rate.