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.


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12 Comments on "Orioles Designate Michael Aubrey For Assignment"


Guest
5 years 4 months ago

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

danorage
5 years 4 months ago

kind of a surprise to me. He has potential.

switchhitingjesus
5 years 4 months ago

I seriously thought it would have been andino designated.

mrichard04
5 years 4 months ago

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

04Forever
5 years 4 months ago

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

5 years 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

WOW THE 9TH BEST?

*rolls eyes*

It’s a stupid move.

osfan3000
5 years 4 months ago

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

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

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

mrichard04
5 years 4 months ago

Not anymore. They just picked up Garko.

jdub220
5 years 4 months 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…

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

Is that true? It would make perfect sense.