Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Future Cleanup Hitter For The Orioles?

Catcher Jake Fox #9 of the Baltimore Orioles poses for a photo during photo day at Ed Smith Stadium on February 26, 2011 in Sarasota, Florida.
I don't have a Jake Fox card in my collection, let alone one picturing him in a O's uniform, so this picture will have to substitute for today.

Jake Fox hit his major league leading tenth home run of the Spring yesterday in the O's win over Detroit. His recent power surge has ensured him a role with the team when they open the season this Friday in Tampa Bay against the Rays. He will likely be the back up catcher behind Matt Wieters again this year, but because of his versatility and increased production he may see extended time at first base if Derek Lee's wrist issues linger. If this kind of power continues I'm sure Buck will try and find a way to get Jake into the lineup on a regular basis.

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