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Orioles Acquire Josh Horton From A's

Orioles Acquire Josh Horton From A's

PostPost #1 by ofahn » May 22nd, 2013, 3:05 pm

By Steve Adams [May 22, 2013 at 1:51pm CST]

The Orioles have acquired minor league infielder Josh Horton from the Athletics in exchange for cash or a player to be named later, assistant GM David Forst told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter link). The 27-year-old Horton is hitting .224/.246/.373 this season at Triple-A. He has experience at second base, shortstop and third base. Horton was a second-round pick by the A's in 2007 and ranked as their No. 26 prospect prior to the 2008 season, according to Baseball America. Roch Kubatko of MASNsports tweets that Horton will be assigned to Double-A Bowie.


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Re: Orioles Acquire Josh Horton From A's

PostPost #2 by dan72 » May 22nd, 2013, 5:01 pm

Don't we already have Casilla, Navaro, Schoop, Wood, Flaherty that can all fill the utility spot? Why the club is not pursuing pitching is beyond my comprehention......
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Re: Orioles Acquire Josh Horton From A's

PostPost #3 by ofahn » May 22nd, 2013, 5:09 pm

dan72 wrote:Why the club is not pursuing pitching is beyond my comprehention......


Again, WHAT pitching do you see as available that won't cost us prospects we can't afford to lose?
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Re: Orioles Acquire Josh Horton From A's

PostPost #4 by Jordan Tuwiner » May 22nd, 2013, 5:15 pm

dan72 wrote:Don't we already have Casilla, Navaro, Schoop, Wood, Flaherty that can all fill the utility spot? Why the club is not pursuing pitching is beyond my comprehention......

This is a trade for AA depth. They moved some IFs up to Norfolk and need one at AA.
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