Baltimore Orioles Acquire Jaycob Brugman from the Oakland Athletics

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On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Jaycob Brugman in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. The Orioles will be sending a player to be named later or cash considerations for Brugman.

Baltimore Orioles Acquire Jaycob Brugman from the Oakland Athletics

The Orioles now have their 40-man roster at 34 players as mentioned above. Brugman made his debut with Oakland on June 9, 2017, and played in a total of 48 games with the team. Brugman made 162 plate appearances, hit .266/.346/.343, had two doubles, hit three home runs, drove in 12 runs, drew 18 walks, and struck out 38 times. Just two days ago, the Athletics designated Brugman for assignment, sending him back down to the minors.

During the 2017 season, Brugman also played in 38 games for the Nashville Sounds. There he hit .275/.355/.340, hit five doubles, one triple, one homer, and drove in nine runs in 172 plate appearances.

Brugman played high school baseball at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona and was named All-State during his junior and senior year. He was originally drafted in the 2010 MLB draft by the New York Yankees in the 39th round, but did not sign and enrolled at Brigham Young University shortly after. Three years later, Brugman was selected by the Athletics in the 17th round during the 2013 MLB Draft.

The left-handed hitter has spent the majority of his career in the minor leagues so far, outside of playing with the Athletics this past season. Brugman has played in the minors for five seasons, and has batted .274/.344/.426, has hit 99 doubles, 26 triples, 41 homers, and has driven in 254 runs during his time in the minor league. He has not been known as a power hitter in the minors. He has hit a maximum of 13 home runs in a season and that was during the 2014 minor league campaign. Even though his power numbers are lacking, he does have an on-base percentage of .770.

During the 2017 season, the Orioles only managed to win 75 games and lost 87. This was the first time that the Orioles finished under the .500 mark since the 2011 season.

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