Orioles Interested In Jake Fox

SATURDAY, 8:59pm: The Orioles still have interest in Fox according to Zrebiec. Oakland has until Thursday to trade, release or waive him, though the fact that Baltimore has waiver priority may increase the likelihood of a deal.

WEDNESDAY, 4:14pm: Andy MacPhail and the Orioles have at least some interest in acquiring Jake Fox, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. The A's designated Fox for assignment over the weekend and are apparently hoping that he clears waivers.

Fox, 28 next month, has already played left field, third base, DH and catcher in 2010. His .214/.264/.327 batting line doesn't compare with the numbers he has posted in the minors. Fox has 122 homers with a .293/.357/.528 line in his minor league career, so he clearly has some hitting ability.

Zrebiec suggests a Fox acquisition could mean the end of Garrett Atkins' tenure in Baltimore, though it would not be a surprise to see the Atkins era end before long regardless of what happens with Fox.

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11 Comments on "Orioles Interested In Jake Fox"

5 years 2 months ago

If Atkins is released and goes through waivers without a claim, can the Rockies sign him to a minor league deal. I know the Rox couldn’t offer Atkins an amount lower than a certain amount at the end of last year, but did that rule void itself once the O’s signed him?

5 years 2 months ago


The Rox could’ve nontendered Atkins and offered him the league minimum/signed him to a minor league deal last year. Of course, he wouldn’t have had to take it, but yeah.

He would’ve been a free agent after he’d been nontendered, but the Rox could’ve very easily resigned him at whatever price the two sides agreed to last offseason if they wanted to.

5 years 2 months ago

If it means the end of Atkins, yea please.

5 years 2 months ago

I’m pretty sure its 2010 and not 2009

5 years 2 months ago

Fox is awful at defense, Oakland only played him at a non-DH spot out of necessity, not because he earned it. He might fit as a DH in a hitter-friendly park though.

5 years 2 months ago

if he can post an OPS of 800 or higher (his minor league numbers indicate that he can), he would be a huge improvement over Atkins. I would like to see Wigginton at 1B, Scott / Riemold in LF (benching Patterson), and Fox at DH. having 2 guaranteed offensive black holes (Lugo / Izturis) is a lot better than having 4 guaranteed offensive black holes (Lugo / Izturis / Atkins / Patterson)…

5 years 2 months ago

get off my guy PL, how awful is he at catcher? and hes decent in left and right and prob average at third and not bad at first. it would be a good fit with baltimore for a great guy in fox

5 years 2 months ago

Another ex-Cub for McPhail. Too bad for the Cubs that he doesn’t like the ones with the big contracts.

5 years 2 months ago

Exactly . . . why can’t MacFail ever come to his senses with some of these guys

5 years 2 months ago

this makes way too much sense not to happen

5 years 2 months ago

A super utility guy that was just released and could be a cheap option? i mean just team Wiggington and him together and you don’t have to play the rest of the team.