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Orioles select pitchers Mac Sceroler and Tyler Wells in Rule 5 draft; lose pitchers Zach Pop, Gray Fenter

For the second straight year, the Orioles used the annual Rule 5 draft Thursday to add pitching depth in selecting right-hander Mac Sceroler from the Cincinnati Reds and right-hander Tyler Wells from the Minnesota Twins.

Sceroler, 25, is the nephew of former Orioles pitcher and current broadcaster Ben McDonald, and must remain on the major league roster for all of 2021 to remain in the organization.

A 2017 fifth-round pick of the Reds, Sceroler last pitched at High-A Daytona in 2019. There, he had a 3.69 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP with 127 strikeouts in 117 innings.