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Former NASA engineer Mejdal leaves Astros for Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) New Baltimore Orioles general manager Mike Elias called upon a familiar face to help rebuild the club, hiring former NASA engineer Sig Mejdal from the Houston Astros to be assistant general manager for analytics.

Mejdal will report to Elias and will oversee all aspects of the club's growing analytics effort and serve as an adviser to Elias, the Orioles said Wednesday. Mejdal had been a special assistant for process improvement to Houston GM Jeff Luhnow since October 2015.

Elias was introduced Monday as Baltimore's general manager. The 35-year-old has been charged with turning around a team that finished 47-115, the worst record in the majors.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Jones.281
HR: T. Mancini24
RBI: A. Jones63
SB: J. Villar14
W: D. Bundy8
ERA: D. Bundy5.45
Saves: M. Givens9
K: D. Bundy184
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .239 (24)
Runs: 622 (27)
Hits: 1317 (24)
Home Runs: 188 (14)
Stolen Bases: 81 (12)
OBP: .298 (29)
SLG: .391 (25)
Total Bases: 2153 (24)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.19 (30)
Runs Allowed: 892 (30)
Saves: 28 (30)
Strikeouts: 1203 (28)
OpBA: .276 (30)
OBP: .349 (30)
SLG: .471 (30)
Run Support: 3.91 (27)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/20 D. Tate Purchased From Minors
11/20 É. Vielma Designated for Assignment
11/3 S. Gilmartin Signed to a Minor League Contract
11/2 D. Álvarez Declared Free Agency
11/2 P. Araujo Removed From 60-Day DL (Right elbow sprain)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/24 A. Hays off 60-day DL
9/23 B. Valera Fractured left index finger (day-to-day)
9/19 C. Davis Stiff neck (day-to-day)
9/7 A. Cobb Right index finger blister (day-to-day)
9/7 D. Hess Eye (day-to-day)
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