Orioles Claim 3B Zelous Wheeler

The Orioles announced they have claimed 3B Zelous Wheeler off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. The Orioles designated Dana Eveland for assignment to make room.

Wheeler, 25, was optioned to AAA after being claimed. He has a career .271/.371/.408 batting line in five minor league seasons.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2007 20 Helena PION Rk MIL 59 224 190 36 57 8 2 3 23 2 1 25 41 .300 .398 .411 .809
2008 21 West Virginia SALL A MIL 137 576 503 80 130 31 2 13 87 13 11 61 105 .258 .346 .406 .751
2009 22 Brevard County FLOR A+ MIL 125 494 410 50 110 23 3 7 64 13 3 60 78 .268 .370 .390 .760
2010 23 Huntsville SOUL AA MIL 135 569 480 76 132 21 2 11 65 8 4 70 77 .275 .382 .396 .778
2011 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIL 82 329 279 41 76 23 1 9 38 7 0 39 57 .272 .378 .459 .837
2011 24 Huntsville SOUL AA MIL 65 268 228 34 62 20 0 8 32 7 0 30 49 .272 .377 .465 .842
2011 24 Nashville PCL AAA MIL 17 61 51 7 14 3 1 1 6 0 0 9 8 .275 .383 .431 .815
5 Seasons 538 2192 1862 283 505 106 10 43 277 43 19 255 358 .271 .371 .408 .779

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