Orioles Claim Zelous Wheeler

The Orioles claimed infielder Zelous Wheeler off of waivers from the Brewers, the teams announced. The Orioles have optioned him to Triple-A. Meanwhile, the Brewers now have three open spots on their 40-man roster.

Wheeler, 25, posted a .272/.378/.459 batting line in the upper minors of the Brewers' system last year. The 2007 19th rounder owns a .271/.371/.408 career line in parts of five minor league seasons.


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24 Comments on "Orioles Claim Zelous Wheeler"


Guest
3 years 3 months ago

Cause all the O’s need is another light hitting utility infielder at AAA. Antonelli and Tolleson?

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mstrchef13
3 years 3 months ago

He’s more of a medium hitting third baseman who consistently gets on base. As opposed to Josh Bell, who you might recall had a 55 to 2 K/BB ratio during his first stint with the big club. He’s also young and optionable. Not sure why Milwaukee let him become available.

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AisoRed
3 years 3 months ago

Brewers just lost their best farmhand name…

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CyYoungSuppan
3 years 3 months ago

 But at least we still have Scooter Gennett.  Maybe not as awesome, but still good nonetheless.

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3 years 3 months ago

I preferred his older brother, Eighteen.

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chico65
3 years 3 months ago

This might be my new all time favorite baseball name.

Can you imagine the look he must get when pulled over for speeding?

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Paul Shailor
3 years 3 months ago

When I first saw the headline, I thought they were talking about Dan Wheeler and just saying he was zealous. fail.