According to The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec, the Orioles have acquired infielder Jake Fox from the Oakland Athletics. Fox hit eleven home runs in 216 at bats for the Chicago Cubs last season, but he was struggling in his first season in Oakland, batting .214 with a .264 OBP.
Fox was designated for assignment on June 14th.
In parts of three season, Fox has played 38 games in the outfield, 30 at third base, 14 as DH, 11 as catcher and 8 at first base.
In exchange for Fox, the Orioles sent pitcher Jake Arrietta and catcher Matt Wieters to Oakland.
I’M KIDDING. I’M KIDDING.
They traded away AAA pitcher Ross Wolf.
The Sun is speculating that Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman may be sent to the minors to make room for Fox, who should be in uniform for The Birds tonight. However, another move would have to be made shortly, as a fifth pitcher will be needed to at least briefly take the mound for the Orioles on Saturday.
I think Fox should silently follow Garrett Atkins around the ballpark these next few days, staring at him widely.
Oh, and Zrebiec also points out the Fox is the eight billionth former Cubs prospect Andy MacPhail has brought to Baltimore. Because, you know, that’s worked out really well.