The Baltimore Orioles made a trade on Wednesday, acquiring OF L.J. Hoes from the Houston Astros.
Yes, you could consider it "re-aquiring" Hoes, who was traded from the Orioles to Houston back in 2013 as part of the deal that brought RHP Bud Norris to Baltimore.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman was the first to report the trade.
Hoes, 25, was recently designated for assignment by the Astros and the O's acquired him today for cash considerations…yes the Orioles got Hoes for cash. Enjoy the chuckle, we did.
Per MASN's Roch Kubatko, the Orioles designated infielder Andy Wilkins for assignment in order to clear room for Hoes on the 40-man roster.
Baltimore originally drafted Hoes in the third round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of St. John's High School in Washington D.C. as a second baseman. Obviously, since then he has become an outfielder that is capable of playing all three outfield positions.
In 337 career plate appearances in the big leagues, Hoes owns a .237 batting average with a .289 OBP while hitting four home runs, 12 doubles and two triples. In 2015 with the Astros, Hoes got just 15 at bats collecting four singles and a RBI. In his minimal major league experience, Hoes has hit left handed pitching better at a .248/.306/.391 clip as opposed to .229/.275/.280 against right handers.Read more... Join the Conversation...