Orioles acquire OF Phillips from Rays

The Baltimore Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder BRETT PHILLIPS from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations. The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 40 players.

Phillips, 28, slashed .147/.225/.250 (27-for-184) with four doubles, five home runs, 21 runs scored, 14 RBI, and seven stolen bases over 75 games with the Rays this season. He ranked in the top two percent of Major League Baseball with 10 Outs Above Average, according to Statcast. In 347 career games between Tampa Bay, Kansas City, and Milwaukee, Phillips has hit .190/.276/.350 (147-for-774) with 22 doubles, nine triples, 28 home runs, 112 runs scored, 92 RBI, and 36 stolen bases. He was originally selected by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

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