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Tillman optioned to Triple-A Norfolk | News
"Chris Tillman was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk prior to Tuesday's game, a move which cleared a spot on the 25-man roster for newly acquired Jake Fox." -duck

Trade for Fox is a move in the right direction -
Peter Schmuck likes the trade for Jake Fox. So there you go. -duck

Orioles Insider: Sensing a pattern, old Chicago style
Jake Fox makes the latest former Cubs minor league player to join the Orioles. Remind me, how many times did the Cubs go to the World Series while Andy was there? What's the fascination with Cubs players? -duck

Jake Fox talks about joining the Orioles -
"I'm excited about it. It's always good to have a change and go someplace where hopefully you fit in. Where I came from, it just wasn't the right fit for anybody. I didn't fit into their style and it's very difficult to change your style at this point. I'm happy to be here. It's great to have a fresh start," the 27-year-old, right-handed hitter said. -duck

Twitter / Brittany Ghiroli: Gonzo hits 90-91
Mike Gonzalez hit 91 mph on the radar game in a GCL game yesterday. -duck

RosenBlog: Another former Cub to the Orioles, so what about Sandberg?
"The acquisition of Jake Fox on Tuesday gives the Orioles eight former Cubs on their roster. Sounds like Ryne Sandberg should be getting an interview for the Orioles’ managerial job, doesn’t it?" -duck

Wish list for struggling Baltimore Orioles growing -
More reminders about how much this team needs a first baseman who can actually hit. -duck


Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - June 22
Norfolk won, Bowie lost, Aberdeen lost, Bluefield lost, and the GCL Orioles won. Frederick and Delmarva are on their All-Star breaks. Felix Pie was 1-for-4 as a DH for the GCL Orioles. -duck

Britton to represent O's in Futures Game | News
Zach Britton will represent the Orioles in the All-Star Futures Game. Britton is 6-3 with a 2.62 ERA, 59 K's and 27 walks in 79.0 IP so far this year. -duck

Mummey and Frabizio notes -
Trent Mummey passed his physical and is expected in Aberdeen in a few days. Vito Frabizio has been released. Yeah, I never heard of him, either. -duck

Miclat set to move to Double-A -
Greg Miclat, who played in the High A All-Star Game last night, will be moved to Bowie. He's batting almost 85 points higher this season than he did at Delmarva last year with a .311 AVG at Frederick. -duck

Welty in the HR Derby -
Ronnie Welty of the Frederick Keys made it to the semi-finals in the High A All-Star Game Home Run Derby. He led all participants in the first round with five home runs, then lost in the semis. -duck