Orioles Designate Michael Aubrey For Assignment

The Orioles designated first baseman Michael Aubrey for assignment to make room for Julio Lugo, according to a team press release.  Officially, the O's acquired Lugo and cash from the Cardinals for a player to be named later or cash. 

Aubrey, 28 in a few weeks, hit .290/.323/.436 in 407 Triple A plate appearances last year and .289/.326/.500 in a 95 plate appearance stint in the bigs.

Aubrey was drafted 11th overall by the Indians in 2003 out of Tulane.  He dealt with back and hamstring injuries in the Indians' organization, and was eventually designated for assignment in January of '09.  He cleared waivers, but was traded to the Orioles for a player to be named later in June.


12 Responses to Orioles Designate Michael Aubrey For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 5 years ago

    Really good with the glove but has trouble swining the bat. Hope he can find a home somewhere else.

  2. danorage 5 years ago

    kind of a surprise to me. He has potential.

  3. switchhitingjesus 5 years ago

    I seriously thought it would have been andino designated.

  4. mrichard04 5 years ago

    I wonder if the Astros are interested. Their options are limited with Berkman injured.

  5. 04Forever 5 years ago

    the fact that anybody is designated to “make room” for lugo horrifies me

    • Lugo is a decent hitter. His .756 OPS in 2009 was 9th best among all shortstops and 16th among second basemen. He doesn’t offer a great glove but the trade-off is the bat as Cesar Izturis posted the lowest OPS in all of baseball last year.

      • coolstorybro222 5 years ago

        WOW THE 9TH BEST?

        *rolls eyes*

        It’s a stupid move.

  6. osfan3000 5 years ago

    Well that sucks. The guy is a decent player. Would be a great pick up for a team lacking a good 1B.

  7. Guest 5 years ago

    The Rangers are looking for a 1B/3B right?

  8. jdub220 5 years ago

    “The Orioles designated first baseman Michael Aubrey for assignment to make room for Julio Lugo…”

    This HAS to be really bad for Aubrey’s self esteem…

  9. Guest 5 years ago

    Is that true? It would make perfect sense.

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