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

    • mstrchef13 3 years 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.

  2. AisoRed 3 years ago

    Brewers just lost their best farmhand name…

    • CyYoungSuppan 3 years ago

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

  3. I preferred his older brother, Eighteen.

  4. chico65 3 years ago

    This might be my new all time favorite baseball name.

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

  5. Paul Shailor 3 years ago

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

  6. Is his brother Jelous?

  7. davbee 3 years ago

    Does this mean the Brewers are over Zelous?

  8. Karkat 3 years ago

    I hear he plays the infield with a great amount of dedication, fervor, and passion. Is there an adjective for that?

  9. Darn; looked like a good kid.  He was doing all he could to get the majors…even picked up a catcher’s glove and started dabbling in catching to increase his value

  10. vince9663 3 years ago

    Zelous is just one of zelice, you need zeshampoo to get rid of zem.

  11. Rabbitov 3 years ago

    Can a Brewer’s fan tell me about this guy?

    • InLeylandWeTrust 3 years ago

      He usually has pretty good plate discipline, but sometimes he can get a bit overzealous.

    • 271 hitter with 371 OBP in 5 minor league seasons.  Plays 3B, with experience at SS, 2B,  and LF.  Also started catching a little bit this year in spring training.  Looked pretty good in Spring Training. Nothing special, but potential to be a solid contributor/utility guy.

    • Brendan Haglund 3 years ago

      Solid looking ballplayer. Nothing special, but he can play all over the field, shows a pretty good eye at the plate, and at least semi-above-average defense. Not really sure why Brooks Conrad made our roster over him. 

  12. mstrchef13 3 years ago

    This is the Orioles’ way of telling Josh Bell that his conditioning and his lack of plate discipline are no longer acceptable.

  13. With this pickup, the O’s will definitely strike fear into the hearts of the other teams in the AL East

  14. Read the headline quickly thought it said Zach Wheeler…nearly had a heart attack

  15. Jeremy Herniman 3 years ago

    he will make all of his teammates better.  Won’t find a better clubhouse guy.  He will get on base, score runs, and he has a sick glove. 

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