Orioles acquire outfielder Broxton and righty Shepherd
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder Keon Broxton from the New York Mets and right-handed pitcher Chandler Shepherd from the Chicago Cubs.
Broxton, 29, has batted .143/.208/.163 in 53 plate appearances this season for the Mets. In his career, Broxton is a .216/.306/.404 hitter with above average defensive skills.
The Mets will receive $500,000 in international signing bonus pool money. Broxton will be reunited with his former Brewer teammate, Jonathan Villar.
In addition to the acquisition of Broxton, the team has claimed righty pitcher Chandler Shepherd from the Cubs.
Shepherd, 26, was claimed off waivers by Chicago this past Saturday. He spent the beginning of the 2019 season with Pawtucket, the Triple-A affiliate for the Boston Red Sox.
This season Shepherd is 0-5 in eight games with Pawtucket. He currently holds a 10.01 ERA and will be optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
Due to these roster moves, the Orioles have placed Alex Cobb on the 60-day injured list and have designated Yefry Ramirez for assignment.