BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Orioles claimed 24-year-old infielder Lucius Fox off waivers from the Kansas City Royals, the team announced Friday.
A shortstop, second baseman and centerfielder, Fox has hit .244 with 16 home runs and 152 RBI in five minor league seasons, stealing 142 bases during that stretch.READ MORE: Baltimore County Officer Opened Fire On Driver Trying To Flee Traffic Stop: Police
Baseball Prospectus named Fox the 79th best prospect in baseball entering the 2019 season.
The San Francisco Giants signed Fox, a native of the Bahamas, as an international free agent in 2015 and paid him a $6 million bonus.READ MORE: Shootout Between Cars Speeding In Hampden Rattles Otherwise Quiet Neighborhood
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired Fox as part of the 2016 trade that sent left-handed pitcher Matt Moore to the Giants.
In 2020, the Rays flipped Fox to the Royals straight-up for right fielder Brett Phillips.MORE NEWS: ‘It’s Probably Everywhere’ Concern Grows About Omicron Covid Variant In Maryland As Positivity Rate Jumps Above 5%; Hogan To Speak Wednesday
The Orioles 40-man roster now has 33 players, the team said.