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April 5, 2010

Aubrey will be back

First baseman Michael Aubrey, who was designated for assignment when the Orioles acquired infielder Julio Lugo, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.

Aubrey batted .289 in 31 games for the Orioles last season after he was acquired from the Cleveland Indians on June 24. He was viewed as a longshot to make the Opening Day roster, but he never really was able to get on the field this spring. He had stitches in his back that held him out early, and then he had a hamstring injury that kept him out late.

It will be interesting to see how the Orioles find at-bats for him at Triple-A Norfolk with Josh Bell and Brandon Snyder entrenched as the starters on the corners.

-- Jeff Zrebiec

Posted by Baltimore Sun sports at 1:35 PM | | Comments (4)


Who cares? He is not in the O's long term plans.


Thanks for Michael Aubrey post , I am glad he is still in O's organization , even if its Norfolk .
I think he will be called up before Bell or Snyder .

I was pleased to hear that he cleared waivers and is still in the organization. Crazy things happen and you never know, he may fit into a area or plan that isn't clear to anyone at this present moment.

If Atkins gets released, Aubrey may get called up.

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