Jun 10, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT
Apparently the Orioles weren’t the only team unimpressed with Jake Fox leading MLB in homers during spring training.
Designated for assignment last week, Fox cleared waivers unclaimed and the Orioles have outrighted him to Triple-A.
There was some speculation that the Pirates might claim Fox to help their suddenly extremely thin catching depth, but his defense behind the plate being questionable at best is what kept him from seeing more action for the Orioles to begin with.
He’ll try to hit his way back to the majors, but crushing Triple-A pitching has never been a problem for Fox. He’s hit .318 with a 1.034 OPS in 99 games at Triple-A compared to .231 with a .701 OPS in 185 games in the majors, and at age 28 time is running out.
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