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.

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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.

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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.

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The Orioles 40-man roster now has 33 players, the team said.

CBS Baltimore Staff