Orioles Acquire INF/OF Jake Fox From Oakland A’s in Exchange For Minor League RHP Ross Wolf; Option RHP Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk

RHP Cla Meredith designated for assignment.

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired INF/OF Jake Fox from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league RHP Ross Wolf and cash considerations. To make room for Fox on the active roster, the Orioles have optioned RHP Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk and designated RHP Cla Meredith for assignment.

Fox batted .214 (21-98) with 12 RBI in 39 games for the A’s this season and is a career .241 (79-328) hitter with 57 RBI in 128 major league games with Oakland and the Chicago Cubs. Fox has played all three outfield positions, first base, third base and catcher in his career. He is a career .293/.357/.528 batter over seven minor league seasons.

Tillman was 0-3 with an 8.40 ERA (15.0IP, 14ER) in four starts for the Orioles this year.

Meredith was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA (15.0IP, 9ER) in 21 games for the Orioles this season and 1-0 with a 13.50 ERA (4.2IP, 7ER) in five games for the Tides.

Fox will wear uniform #47.