Buck Showalter didn’t know anything about Josh Stinson when he was picked up the Orioles. By the end of the season he really liked him.

The Orioles were getting ready for their third game of the season at Tampa Bay when word came that Stinson had been picked up on waivers from Oakland.

The Athletics had him less than a week until they waived him.

Stinson pitched in 20 games in 2011 and 2012 for the Mets and Brewers and not much was known about him when he was added to the team.

He started out at Norfolk and was elevated on April 24 for one disastrous start. Stinson gave up five runs on four home runs in 5 2/3 innings and he was immediately returned to the Tides.

Stinson started for Norfolk and watched as others were promoted—and usually send right back. In August the Orioles needed some relief help for a weekend and he pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings.