BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder Keon Broxton from the New York Mets for $500,000 international bonus pool money.
Broxton was batting .143 with New York in 34 games with no homers and two RBIs. In five years with Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and the Mets, Broxton has a .216 average with 33 homers and 81 RBIs.
In other moves Wednesday, the Orioles claimed right-hander Chandler Shepherd off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
Baltimore also transferred right-hander Alex Cobb to the 60-day injured list with a lumbar strain and designated right-hander Yefry Ramirez for assignment.
Cobb has pitched in only three games this season. He’s 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA operating in the second year of a four-year, $57 million contract.