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He projects to be a bench or role player now and in the future. I see no reason to send him down. They just can't let him rot on the bench.

Let's wait to see how he looks in the field before we call him a utility player. He has to be able to field fairly well to be any good as a utility guy.

The reason the O's want him is because of his bat. He has already proved that if he does not get enough at bats he will not hit well. So he plays a few games a week, hits poorly because he is not getting enough playing time and everyone concludes that he stink. However, if they send him to AAA and he hits well, then Wiggy or Scott gets traded and time opens up at DH. Then he can be an asset to the team because he can get the playing time he needs to be productive.

He looks like a DH to me, but I am willing to have him change my mind.

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Let's wait to see how he looks in the field before we call him a utility player. He has to be able to field fairly well to be any good as a utility guy.

The reason the O's want him is because of his bat. He has already proved that if he does not get enough at bats he will not hit well. So he plays a few games a week, hits poorly because he is not getting enough playing time and everyone concludes that he stink. However, if they send him to AAA and he hits well, then Wiggy or Scott gets trade and time opens up at DH. Then he can be an asset to the team because he can get the playing time he needs to be productive.

He looks like a DH to me, but I am willing to have him change my mind.

He is a poor man's Ty Wigginton, that type of player. He is not a utility player in that sense because he has no glove. He is basically an extra type player.

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He is a poor man's Ty Wigginton, that type of player. He is not a utility player in that sense because he has no glove. He is basically an extra type player.

I see no in his record reason to believe he will be a decent fielder at any position. He will have to prove it to me that he can field anywhere.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=fox---003jac

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The good thing about Fox is that he is cheap and has a lot of service time left.

So, he can be a guy you keep around for a while and avoid pissing money away on another Jay Payton or something like that.

Which is probably why MacPhail did not go for Jackson and Encarnacion. Both would cost money and he probably does not believe either is a long term solution.

I could see the O's claiming Jayson Nix.

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