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Jake Fox | Catcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phillies signed C-1B-OF Jake Fox to a minor league contract.
It took Fox nearly six weeks to find a job after being released by the Pirates following a 236/.309/.366 batting line with Triple-A Indianapolis. He'll provide organizational depth. Sun, Aug 5, 2012 09:20:00 AM

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Pirates released OF/1B/C Jake Fox.

Fox, 29, was hitting just .236/.309/.366 with two homers and a .675 OPS over his first 139 plate appearances with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 06:22:00 PM

Pirates signed C-1B Jake Fox to a minor league contract.

Fox hit .246/.313/.442 with two home runs and six RBI in 67 major league plate appearances this year. He has enough raw power to secure a bench spot in Pittsburgh during spring training next March, but he's never been reliable enough or versatile enough for everyday duties.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 11:43:00 AM

Jake Fox has elected free agency.

Fox, 29, batted .246/.313/.442 with two homers and six RBI in 67 major league plate appearances this season. His power potential could net him a big league contract.
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 12:57:00 PM

Jake Fox and Chris Jakubauskas are unlikely to accept their outright assignments to Triple-A Norfolk.

Both were outrighted Friday to clear room on the Orioles' 40-man roster. Fox, 29, batted .246/.313/.443 with two homers, six RBI and a .756 OPS over 67 plate appearances at the big league level this season. Jakubauskas had a 5.72 ERA and 52/29 K/BB ratio over 72 1/3 innings as a starter and reliever.
Source: MASN.com
Sat, Oct 29, 2011 08:08:00 AM

Orioles sent C-1B Jake Fox outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

The move clears him from the Orioles' 40-man roster. Fox, 29, batted .246/.313/.443 with two homers, six RBI and a .756 OPS over 67 plate appearances at the big league level this season. He can opt for free agency.
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 04:18:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of C-1B Jake Fox from Triple-A Norfolk.

Fox, 29, has tallied 12 home runs and 57 RBI in 67 games this season with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides. However, he hasn't enjoyed much success in the majors over the past two seasons, and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 12:26:00 PM

Orioles sent C-1B Jake Fox outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles were unable to find a trade partner to unload Fox, who was designated for assignment last week, and he wound up clearing waivers and remaining in the organization. He was batting just .188/.250/.396 before the O's designated him, though his playing time was sporadic, as he accumulated just 52 plate appearances.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 01:21:00 PM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun considers it unlikely that the Pirates will claim Jake Fox off waivers from the Orioles.

Connolly reported earlier that he though the move would happen, but apparently the Pirates aren't convinced that Fox could catch for them regularly, which is what they would need with Chris Snyder and Ryan Doumit both sidelined. He says it's now "50/50" that Fox clears waivers and is sent outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 08:47:00 AM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun speculates that the Pirates could claim Jake Fox from the Orioles.

Given that the Pirates will now have Dusty Brown and Wyatt Toregas behind the plate because of injuries to Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder, it's a reasonable assumption to make. Of course, the Pirates are 30-30 entering play Thursday, so upwards of 12 teams would have a chance to make a claim first. We should hear something definitive about his status on Friday.
Thu, Jun 9, 2011 02:02:00 PM

According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have been unable to find a trade partner for Jake Fox.

Fox was told that the Orioles would attempt to trade him after he was designated for assignment last week. Assuming are unable to find a deal, Fox will be placed on outright waivers in the next couple of days, where he will likely be claimed by another team.
Wed, Jun 8, 2011 03:22:00 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark has spoken with a scout that believes the Orioles will find a taker for Jake Fox.

"For an American League team, he fits," the scout said. "He's tough to hide defensively. And that catching thing is not going to work out. But he's a right-handed bat who comes off the bench and can hit a ball over the fence. And he can hit a fastball." Plenty of teams are in need of more pop, including one of Fox's former clubs, the A's. He should have a new home within the week.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jun 3, 2011 02:52:00 PM

Jake Fox said Wednesday that the Orioles are attempting to trade him.

Fox was designated for assignment Wednesday to make room for the return of Brian Matusz. The 28-year-old has struggled to the tune of a .188/.250/.396 batting line over 52 plate appearances this season, but has 20 homers over 519 major league plate appearances. He could be fantasy relevant depending upon where he lands.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Jun 1, 2011 02:05:00 PM

Orioles designated C/1B Jake Fox for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for Brian Matusz on the active roster. Fox hit 10 homers during Grapefruit League action, but was batting just .188 with two homers over his first 48 at-bats this season. While he wasn't going to get much of an opportunity in Baltimore, there's a good chance someone will pick him up off the waiver wire.
Wed, Jun 1, 2011 01:30:00 PM

Jake Fox spoke with Orioles manager Buck Showalter over the weekend about his role on the team.

Fox isn't happy with the limited playing time he's received thus far. He's hit .188 in 19 games, including 12 starts. "I think my role is still very unclear," Fox said. "They are not seeing me perform the way they want me to and I think that has kept him from putting me in the lineup more. Obviously with the number of at-bats I've had it is going to take me a few games to get back in a rhythm. We had this conversation, and [I said] I feel like I'm still the same guy I was this spring. Nothing has changed. I'm still putting the ball in play, my timing isn't quite there, my pitch recognition isn't quite there." Fox wasn't able to take advantage of Derek Lee's DL stint and there's a chance Fox could lose his roster spot when Lee is activated as soon as this weekend.
Source: MLB.com
Tue, May 31, 2011 02:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Reid Brignac
LF1Domonic Brown
2John Mayberry
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2A.J. Burnett
3Kyle Kendrick
4David Buchanan
5Jerome Williams
6Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Cesar Jimenez