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Royals claim Quintin Berry off waivers from Tigers

Jun 4, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

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In their never-ending quest to acquire speedy, athletic outfielders who can’t really hit the Royals have claimed Quintin Berry off waivers from the Tigers.

Detroit designated Berry for assignment last week after he failed to make the Opening Day roster and hit just .168 in 49 games at Triple-A. Berry was decent for the Tigers last season as a 27-year-old rookie, playing all three outfield spots and posting a .684 OPS while going 21-for-21 stealing bases.

However, there isn’t much in his track record to suggest more than a serviceable backup outfielder and the Royals already have similarly skilled guys like Jarrod Dyson and David Lough on the 40-man roster. For now they’ll stash Berry at Triple-A.

  1. darthicarus - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    *clap clap clap*

    – Berry’s 2013 stat line

  2. deweyks - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Good luck, Q-ball. Thanks for the memories.

  3. historiophiliac - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    But, he’s FAST!

  4. wynams - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Whack rally theory that pinch running > home runs

  5. detroitr1 - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    We won the division by 3 games last year. I can think of 2 games when Ajax was out with an oblique strain where Berry played a role in a walk-off win.

    Like all ex-Tigers bench/marginal players, he’ll troll us for the rest of the season by way out performing his normal numbers (think Inge last year; Raburn in April this year; Grilli, Rodney…etc. etc.)

    • historiophiliac - Jun 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      I keep waiting for Boesch to tank for the Yanks. So disappointing.

  6. thon - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Chuck, it’s Quentin… your cousin–Quentin Berry. You know that new sound you’re looking for? Well listen to this.

  7. mlenenski - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Juan francisco would have been better

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