Orioles Designate Scott Moore For Assignment

The Orioles designated Scott Moore for assignment to make room for Brian Roberts, according to the team. Roberts is returning from an abdominal strain that has sidelined him since early April, so the Orioles made room by cutting Moore, a 26-year-old utility infielder.

Moore doesn't have Ty Wigginton's power, but he can also play first, second or third. In 96 plate appearances this year, Moore has a .209/.274/.337 line with three homers. He was designated for assignment earlier in the year, when the O's finalized their deal with Wigginton.

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  1. Sucks for Scott, but I’m glad brob is back and can hopefully provide a spark in the offense that is badly needed.

  2. Piccamo 5 years ago

    “He was designated for assignment earlier in the year, when the O’s finalized their deal with Wigginton.”
    That was last year (’09).

    I’m also glad that B-Rob is back, but Lugo or Izturis should have been DFA’d instead or a Wigginton trade should have been worked out before allowing B-Rob to come back.

    • baseball1 5 years ago

      lugo and izturis are the only SS they have on the team. also they have been hitting well recently. Scott moore had no place on the team with roberts back.

      • Piccamo 5 years ago

        Moore, while not good at SS, has experience there. I’d rather take a chance that he has some level of upside than see Lugo continue to get at bats. It’s not really a big deal since he’ll probably go unclaimed anyway.

    • Sockmonkey23 5 years ago

      Why? Look, I like Scott Moore, but he’s not a major-league player. His only value is his flexibility.

      • Piccamo 5 years ago

        Moore is likely not a starting caliber ML player, but he could be a serviceable utility player. Norfolk is a pitcher’s park and according to Minor League Splits, his major league equivalency would give him a .711 OPS, which is more than we’re getting with Lugo (and with similar defense).

        • baseball1 5 years ago

          Moore is a poor defender. He struggles at second, and I see no reason why he wouldn’t struggle at SS. They moved him away from SS for a reason….

          • Piccamo 5 years ago

            Lugo is also a poor defender all around the diamond. Moore would likely struggle at the position, but we are talking 2 months of playing time as a backup player.

            All of that said, it would have been smarter to hold on to Justin Turner than Scott Moore in my opinion.

    • Ben Graver 5 years ago

      How would DFA’ing Izturis benefit the team? Do tell. He’s a solid defender (and you know what you’re going to get on the offensive side, .250/30rbis).

      • Piccamo 5 years ago

        Izturis is a league average defender with the worst bat of any starting player in the majors. Batting average and RBI’s are terrible ways to evaluate offensive production. Izturis has negative value.

        • ugen64 5 years ago

          The Orioles also have 3 groundball pitch-to-contact starters in their rotation – Millwood, Guthrie, Bergesen. Playing a bad defender at SS like Lugo or Moore would be bad for more reasons than one.

        • Ben Graver 5 years ago

          Fair enough, but he remains the best option at SS for the remainder of this season. No player on the bench would have a positive value at that position.

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