Orioles Claim Luis Exposito Off Waivers From Red Sox And Designate Josh Bell For Assignment

Tuesday April 17th, 2012

The Baltimore Orioles have claimed Luis Exposito off waivers from the Boston Red Sox and have dropped Josh Bell from their forty man roster to make room, HardballTalk reports.

Expisito hit .242/.398/.367 with eight home runs and 36 RBI in 89 games for Triple-A Pawtucket last season. At the age of 25, he has yet to make any Major League appearances.

In two cups of coffee with the Orioles in 2010 and 2011, Bell managed to hit just .200/.221/.264 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 79 games. The third baseman hit .253/.320/.438 with 19 home runs and 57 RBI in 101 games at the Triple-A level last year, but had managed to hit just .094/.256/.250 with one home run in nine games at the same level this season. As recently as this year Baseball America named Bell the 60th best prospect in baseball. Prior to 2010, he was named the 37th best prospect in baseball by the same publication.

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