The Orioles continued to shed talent from their major league roster Sunday, sending right-handed reliever Mychal Givens to the Colorado Rockies in their second trade on the last full day before the trade deadline.
The Orioles acquired prospects Tyler Nevin and Terrin Vavra plus a player to be named later, the team announced. Nevin, 23, a first-round draft pick (38th overall) by the Rockies in 2015 and the son of former major league All-Star and current New York Yankees third-base coach Phil Nevin, has a career .286/.362/.441 batting line in five minor league seasons playing first base, third base and left field. He spent last season in Double-A, where he primarily played first and posted a .744 OPS.
Vavra, 23, was the Rockies’ third-round pick in 2018 out of Minnesota and has hit .313/.405/.483 in 146 games last year across the Short-A Northwest and Low-A South Atlantic leagues. The infielder, the son of Detroit Tigers hitting coach Joe Vavra, is the Rockies’ No. 17 prospect, according to Baseball America, while Nevin is ranked 13th.
The Orioles’ second-round pick in 2009 as a shortstop, Givens converted to pitching and made it to the majors in late 2015 to join an Orioles bullpen that was one of the game’s best with Zack Britton, Darren O’Day and Brad Brach already established at the back end.