|Oliver Drake on making the majors and hearing from his Navy friends
by Steve Melewski
After pitching in 176 games and 564 innings since 2008 on the O's farm, right-hander Oliver Drake is enjoying his first few days on the Orioles' big league roster.
Drake has been with the O's so long that he made his pro debut in Bluefield in 2008, when that club was the Orioles' Rookie-level Appalachian League affiliate. The O's have not had a team there since the 2010 season. Drake spent four years at Double-A Bowie from 2011-2014 before pitching at Triple-A this year.
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