The Baltimore Orioles claimed Alex Hassan off waivers Thursday from the Oakland Athletics. Hassan will be added to the Orioles 40-man roster and add depth for the Orioles. Hassan is an outfielder who played a lot of baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization.
Here is the Orioles press release.
The Orioles today announced that they have claimed OF ALEX HASSAN off of waivers from Oakland.
Hassan, 26, batted .287/.378/.426 with 40 extra-base hits and 55 RBI in 114 games for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2014. He made his major league debut for Boston on June 1 and went 1-for-8 in in three games for the Red Sox.
In six minor league seasons, Hassan has batted .291/.396/.436 in 538 games, including a .315/.434/.520 line in 648 plate appearances against left-handed pitching. Originally selected in the 20th round of the 2009 First Year Player Draft by Boston out of Duke University, Hassan was claimed off waivers by Oakland on November 17.
The Orioles now have 35 players on their 40-man major league roster.