Orioles Acquire Jake Fox For Ross Wolf

The Orioles acquired Jake Fox from the A's for minor league pitcher Ross Wolf, according to Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The Orioles could option Chris Tillman to the minors or designate Garrett Atkins for assignment to make room for the utilityman. 

Soon after the A's designated Fox for assignment, it became apparent that the O's were interested. The 27-year-old is hitting .214/.264/.327 in 106 major league plate appearances this year. Fox, who can catch and play left, right and third, has 122 homers and a .528 slugging percentage in 2636 minor league plate appearances.

Wolf, a 27-year-old righty, has a 2.11 ERA in 38.1 innings at Triple A this year with 6.1 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9. As Connolly notes (via Twitter), the O's have pulled off the first animal surname for animal surname trade in a while.


39 Responses to Orioles Acquire Jake Fox For Ross Wolf Leave a Reply

  1. Boz 5 years ago

    the balance of AL East power has officially been tilted…

    • $1529282 5 years ago

      Comments like this would be more clever if they weren’t made regarding every single minor trade.

      Wait… no, they wouldn’t.

  2. Hey, if it lets us release Garret Atkins, Welcome Fox!

  3. Christopher_Oriole 5 years ago

    So one Mendoza line hitter for another? I’m not impressed, at all.

    • Not to mention they still have to pay Atkins anyway so they’ll be paying both of them. Change for change sake. And they are giving up a pitcher who is doing pretty well at AAA. I don’t see how this is progress.

    • Not to mention they still have to pay Atkins anyway so they’ll be paying both of them. Change for change sake. And they are giving up a pitcher who is doing pretty well at AAA. I don’t see how this is progress.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Fox has hit more recently in professional baseball than Atkins has. Think of Fox as an old prospect and Atkins as an early washout.

      • Christopher_Oriole 5 years ago

        Either way, neither of them are any good.

        • aap212 5 years ago

          No, Fox could actually be a useful major leaguer in the present or future, even if just as a bench bat. Atkins is toast.

        • aap212 5 years ago

          No, Fox could actually be a useful major leaguer in the present or future, even if just as a bench bat. Atkins is toast.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Fox has hit more recently in professional baseball than Atkins has. Think of Fox as an old prospect and Atkins as an early washout.

  4. aap212 5 years ago

    There’s a Fantastic Mr. Fox image in my head of these two passing each other in the distance as they cross the country.

  5. aap212 5 years ago

    There’s a Fantastic Mr. Fox image in my head of these two passing each other in the distance as they cross the country.

  6. O’s firstbasemen haven’t hit a homer this year….. Fox will definitely change that if they plant him there. He’s better than what they have and could turn into a Matt Stairs type if he gets a descent shot. Not a bad way to add talent to a roster, depending on how much of a shot he gets and how good (or not) Wolf turns out.

    • How much do you trust 27 year old relievers who finally put it together in AAA? Just saying. Good deal.

      • I trust them about the same as 27 year position players who have only put it together at AAA and have unimpressive stats in the Majors. Compare Reimold and Fox this year the stat lines are almost identical. About 100 PAs, about .200 BA, about 10 RBI and exactly 2 HR. Only Reimold is about 40 points higher for OBP from walks.

      • I trust them about the same as 27 year position players who have only put it together at AAA and have unimpressive stats in the Majors. Compare Reimold and Fox this year the stat lines are almost identical. About 100 PAs, about .200 BA, about 10 RBI and exactly 2 HR. Only Reimold is about 40 points higher for OBP from walks.

      • aap212 5 years ago

        Brendan Donnelly was even older.

      • aap212 5 years ago

        Brendan Donnelly was even older.

    • How much do you trust 27 year old relievers who finally put it together in AAA? Just saying. Good deal.

  7. O’s firstbasemen haven’t hit a homer this year….. Fox will definitely change that if they plant him there. He’s better than what they have and could turn into a Matt Stairs type if he gets a descent shot. Not a bad way to add talent to a roster, depending on how much of a shot he gets and how good (or not) Wolf turns out.

  8. nsxtasy 5 years ago

    Trading a Wolf for a Fox? That’s funny!

    • formerdraftpick 5 years ago

      You’ll see the full details of this trade later tonight on Animal Planet.

    • formerdraftpick 5 years ago

      You’ll see the full details of this trade later tonight on Animal Planet.

    • This is why the Orioles suck, they would rather have a fox than a wolf.

    • This is why the Orioles suck, they would rather have a fox than a wolf.

  9. nsxtasy 5 years ago

    Trading a Wolf for a Fox? That’s funny!

  10. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    The A’s didn’t harness Fox’s potiental to be a super utility, and now the O’s have the ball they decide what to do with it. I smell a resurgence out of last place for the O’s

  11. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    The A’s didn’t harness Fox’s potiental to be a super utility, and now the O’s have the ball they decide what to do with it. I smell a resurgence out of last place for the O’s

  12. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

    Two thumbs up for the O’s.

  13. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

    Two thumbs up for the O’s.

  14. CerealBlogger 5 years ago

    Fellas, check out the # of scouts the O’s have compared to the rest of the AL East. If the O’s are commited to building from within as they claim, are they planning on hiring an adequate # of scouts ? The totals are not even close. Perhaps this is why there such a gaping hole of talent within the org ? This is Angelos cutting corners….cheap cheap cheap…it doesnt work. Even the small market Rays have more

    BAL:
    Director, International Scouting – 1
    Director, Professional Scouting – 1
    Major League Advance Scout – 1
    Major League Scouts – 2
    Pro Scouts – 7
    Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Scouting Administrator – 1
    National Crosscheckers – 1
    Regional Crosscheckers – 4
    Full Time Scouts – 14
    DR Summer League, Camp Coordinator – 1
    Int’l Scouts – 2
    Total Departmental Positions – 36

    BOS:
    Scouting Director – 1
    Assistant, Director – 1
    Advance Scouting Coordinator – 1
    Assistant, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Assistant, International Scouting – 1
    Advance Scouts – 2
    SPecial Assignment Scout – 1
    Special Assignment Pitching Evaluator – 1
    Major League Scouts – 3
    Pro Scouts – 6
    Consultants – 2
    National Crosscheckers – 1
    Regional Crosscheckers – 3
    Area Scouts – 18
    Coordinator, Latin AMerican Scoutin/Int’l Crosschecker – 1
    Coordinator, Pac. Rim Scouting – 1
    Cooridnator, Euro. Scouting – 1
    Venezuela Scouting Supervisor – 1
    DR Scouting Supervisor – 1
    Int’l Scouts – 13
    Total Departmental Positions – 60

    NY:
    VP, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Assistant Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Senior DIrector, Pro Personnel – 1
    Assistant, Professional Scouting – 1
    Pro Scouts – 15
    Amateur Scouting, National Crosscheckers – 3
    Area Scouts – 18
    Director, International Scouting – 1
    Assistant Director, International Operations – 1
    Coordinator, International Player D’ment – 1
    International Scouting Supervisors – 2
    Scouting Development Coaches – 2
    DR Scouts – 4
    Venezuelan Scouts – 4
    International Scouts – 8
    Total Departmental Positions – 63

    TB:
    Director, Scouting – 1
    Administrator, Scouting – 1
    Assistant, Scouting/MiL Operations – 1
    Director, Pro Scouting – 1
    Cooridnator, Advance Scouting – 1
    Special Assignment Scouts – 3
    Major League Scouts – 1
    Pro Scouts – 6
    National Crosscheckers – 2
    East Coast Crosschecker – 1
    Midwest Crosschecker – 1
    West Coast Crosschecker -1
    Area Scouts – 15
    Part-time Area Scouts – 7
    International Scout – 1
    Director, International Operations – 1
    Director, DR Operations – 1
    Director, Venezuelan Operations – 1
    Pac. Rim Coordinator – 1
    Special Assistant, Baseball Operations – 1
    Assistant, International Operations – 1
    Consultant, International Operations – 1
    Total Departmental Positions – 50

    TOR:
    Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Director, Pro Scouting – 1
    Coordinator, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Coordinator, Pro Scouting – 1
    Video Coordinators – 3
    Major League Scouts – 3
    Professional Crosscheckers – 2
    Pro Scouts – 15
    National Crosscheckers – 3
    Regional Crosscheckers – 5
    Area Scouts – 24
    Canada Scouts – 3
    Ambassador, Canadian Amateur Baseball – 1
    Director, Latin American Operations – 1
    International Scouts (DR, Venezuela, Australia, Columbia) – 8
    Total Departmental Positions – 72

    • Yankees420 5 years ago

      Where did you find these numbers?

    • Yankees420 5 years ago

      Where did you find these numbers?

    • trmahoney01 5 years ago

      yeah, these are fascinating numbers, but im curious about your source

    • trmahoney01 5 years ago

      yeah, these are fascinating numbers, but im curious about your source

  15. CerealBlogger 5 years ago

    Fellas, check out the # of scouts the O’s have compared to the rest of the AL East. If the O’s are commited to building from within as they claim, are they planning on hiring an adequate # of scouts ? The totals are not even close. Perhaps this is why there such a gaping hole of talent within the org ? This is Angelos cutting corners….cheap cheap cheap…it doesnt work. Even the small market Rays have more

    BAL:
    Director, International Scouting – 1
    Director, Professional Scouting – 1
    Major League Advance Scout – 1
    Major League Scouts – 2
    Pro Scouts – 7
    Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Scouting Administrator – 1
    National Crosscheckers – 1
    Regional Crosscheckers – 4
    Full Time Scouts – 14
    DR Summer League, Camp Coordinator – 1
    Int’l Scouts – 2
    Total Departmental Positions – 36

    BOS:
    Scouting Director – 1
    Assistant, Director – 1
    Advance Scouting Coordinator – 1
    Assistant, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Assistant, International Scouting – 1
    Advance Scouts – 2
    SPecial Assignment Scout – 1
    Special Assignment Pitching Evaluator – 1
    Major League Scouts – 3
    Pro Scouts – 6
    Consultants – 2
    National Crosscheckers – 1
    Regional Crosscheckers – 3
    Area Scouts – 18
    Coordinator, Latin AMerican Scoutin/Int’l Crosschecker – 1
    Coordinator, Pac. Rim Scouting – 1
    Cooridnator, Euro. Scouting – 1
    Venezuela Scouting Supervisor – 1
    DR Scouting Supervisor – 1
    Int’l Scouts – 13
    Total Departmental Positions – 60

    NY:
    VP, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Assistant Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Senior DIrector, Pro Personnel – 1
    Assistant, Professional Scouting – 1
    Pro Scouts – 15
    Amateur Scouting, National Crosscheckers – 3
    Area Scouts – 18
    Director, International Scouting – 1
    Assistant Director, International Operations – 1
    Coordinator, International Player D’ment – 1
    International Scouting Supervisors – 2
    Scouting Development Coaches – 2
    DR Scouts – 4
    Venezuelan Scouts – 4
    International Scouts – 8
    Total Departmental Positions – 63

    TB:
    Director, Scouting – 1
    Administrator, Scouting – 1
    Assistant, Scouting/MiL Operations – 1
    Director, Pro Scouting – 1
    Cooridnator, Advance Scouting – 1
    Special Assignment Scouts – 3
    Major League Scouts – 1
    Pro Scouts – 6
    National Crosscheckers – 2
    East Coast Crosschecker – 1
    Midwest Crosschecker – 1
    West Coast Crosschecker -1
    Area Scouts – 15
    Part-time Area Scouts – 7
    International Scout – 1
    Director, International Operations – 1
    Director, DR Operations – 1
    Director, Venezuelan Operations – 1
    Pac. Rim Coordinator – 1
    Special Assistant, Baseball Operations – 1
    Assistant, International Operations – 1
    Consultant, International Operations – 1
    Total Departmental Positions – 50

    TOR:
    Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Director, Pro Scouting – 1
    Coordinator, Amateur Scouting – 1
    Coordinator, Pro Scouting – 1
    Video Coordinators – 3
    Major League Scouts – 3
    Professional Crosscheckers – 2
    Pro Scouts – 15
    National Crosscheckers – 3
    Regional Crosscheckers – 5
    Area Scouts – 24
    Canada Scouts – 3
    Ambassador, Canadian Amateur Baseball – 1
    Director, Latin American Operations – 1
    International Scouts (DR, Venezuela, Australia, Columbia) – 8
    Total Departmental Positions – 72

  16. It’s a requirement to have someone represent your team in the all-star game, clearly the O’s had to do this.

  17. baltimoresbest 5 years ago

    its a start andy,but, we need alot more trades!!

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