Orioles Designate Felix Pie For Assignment

The Orioles designated Felix Pie for assignment to create roster space for Matt Angle, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (on Twitter). The Orioles have confirmed the moves and announced that they also selected the contract of Jake Fox.

Pie, who is out of options, is under team control through 2013 and earns $985K this year. The 26-year-old posted a .220/.264/.280 line in 175 plate appearances for Baltimore this year, playing all three outfield positions. Pie, a former top prospect, has a .249/.298/.374 line in 1051 career plate appearances for the Cubs and Orioles. His most productive years came in 2009-10 in Baltimore (.739 OPS).

MLBTR's Tim Dierkes suggested earlier today that Pie was a candidate to lose his roster spot.


32 Responses to Orioles Designate Felix Pie For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. I think someone will claim him. I guess that eliminates the chance of them offering him arbitration

    • Rabbitov 4 years ago

      Ok, the only team claiming Felix Pie is a team that needs someone to collect batting helmets after walk off celebrations.  

      (anyone who doesn’t understand this reference ask an Orioles fan)

      • Fifty_Five 4 years ago

        looks like your the nearest O’s fan. Please explain

        • Rabbitov 4 years ago

          Yahoo search something about Pie getting helmet after walk off home-runs. There is some funny video evidence. 

          After you do that read this. Britt Ghiroli interviewing Felix Pie:

          *Finally, by request, I asked Felix Pie about his weird antics when the team has a walk-off celebration. Pie scurries to grab the helmet, in what he describes as a nod to the National Football League. “It’s a touchdown,” Pie said of grabbing the helmet in celebratory glee. “It’s like we scored a touchdown.” So, do with that what you will.

          • Isaac 4 years ago

            I bet catching helmets is anodize of pie for Felix haha

  2. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    exhibit A in the people v. top prospects being sure things

    • cubsncards 4 years ago

      you can not use any player the Cubs have screwed up to prove anything :)

      • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

        ah, the Hendry clause. that’s some damn fine lawyering, jim

        • Elliot Hirsen 4 years ago

          Only because Jim Hendry needs a little defending right now, please remember that Andy MacPhail was still in charge in 2001 when the Cubs signed Pie.

          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            signing him was the good part though. his development after that (hendry took over in 2002) is what dude is questioning

    • basemonkey 4 years ago

      Cubs prospects don’t count on this point. 😉

  3. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    whoa, remember when he was a can’t miss prospect?

    • Rabbitov 4 years ago

      He is a can’t miss prospect. 

      He can’t miss the 2nd baseman’s glove when trying to steal 2nd and can’t miss arguing every single call an ump makes, whether good or bad. 

  4. He can’t complain about not getting chances to play everyday. He stunk in the field, couldn’t swing the bat, and can’t steal a base to save his life. Honestly this move should have happened months ago.

  5. niched 4 years ago

    I can’t imagine anyone claiming Pie. Woe to the team that does.

    • Someone will give him a shot because he’s still only 26. I can’t remember ever seeing a guy with so much speed be so incompetent on the basepaths though.

  6. baseball1 4 years ago

    There is a God!

  7. JOY TO THE WORLD.

  8. baseball1 4 years ago

    The Earthquake knocked Felix Pie right out of Baltimore.

  9. mgsports 4 years ago

    Red Sox?
    Indians?

  10. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 4 years ago

    Jake Fox the king of Minor league baseball returns for shot #6 Go get em Jake

    • He’s an incredibly nice guy. I’m definitely rooting for him, and not just because I’m an Orioles fan. Hopefully we can put two and two together and realize that he should never bat against lefties. EVER. He does a good job against righties though. And considering that I think there’s only one lefty closers in the majors right now and he’s not even in the AL, if I’m Buck, I wouldn’t hesitate to use him as a pinch hitter during the late innings.

    • He’s an incredibly nice guy. I’m definitely rooting for him, and not just because I’m an Orioles fan. Hopefully we can put two and two together and realize that he should never bat against lefties. EVER. He does a good job against righties though. And considering that I think there’s only one lefty closers in the majors right now and he’s not even in the AL, if I’m Buck, I wouldn’t hesitate to use him as a pinch hitter during the late innings.

  11. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    If he doesn’t get claimed, it’s bases solely on his salary.

  12. the orioles know chris jakubauskas is still on there roster right

    • niched 4 years ago

      Jakubauskas is way more valuable to them than Felix Pie.  Pie is arugably the worst hitter in the Majors year.

      • disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

        Check out the Adam Dunn highlight reel for 2011.

    • D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

      He’s been doing much better as a reliever

    • He’s been a respectable reliever. But he should never be allowed to start a game. EVER.

  13. say it aint so. they cant do that to Felix “Boston Creme” Pie

  14. Leonard Washington 4 years ago

    Justin Smoak…..whhoooo under preforming top prospects batman. 

  15. Kurisu Rg 4 years ago

    What’re you talking about? He’s premium

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