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Cord Phelps | Second Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Orioles sent INF Cord Phelps outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
Phelps cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He's hitless in three at-bats with the big club this season. Aug 31 - 8:47 AM

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Orioles designated INF Cord Phelps for assignment.

The move clears space on the roster for Miguel Gonzalez. Phelps was hitless in three at-bats during his brief time with the big club. He seems likely to clear waivers and could return next month.
Aug 24 - 12:15 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of INF Cord Phelps from Triple-A Norfolk.

Phelps has batted .258/.358/.380 with seven homers and 49 RBI over 97 games at Norfolk this season. He'll provide some infield depth with Manny Machado (knee) on the shelf.
Aug 13 - 3:17 PM

Orioles sent INF Cord Phelps outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Phelps was claimed off waivers from the Indians last month.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 05:21:00 PM

Orioles claimed INF Cord Phelps off waivers from the Indians.

Phelps was designated for assignment by Cleveland last week. The owner of a .469 career major league OPS, he'll struggle to make the Orioles' Opening Day roster.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 02:39:00 PM

Indians designated INF Cord Phelps for assignment.

Phelps was given the boot in order for the Indians to add prospects to the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old spent most of 2013 in the minors and owns a .159/.221/.248 batting line over 123 plate appearances in the majors.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Indians activated INF Cord Phelps from the 60-day disabled list.

Phelps' season ended in late August with right wrist inflammation. He went 0-for-9 in four games at the big league level in 2013. The young infielder hasn't yet solved MLB pitching, posting a .469 OPS over 113 at-bats the past three seasons.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 08:32:00 AM

Indians optioned INF Cord Phelps to Triple-A Columbus.

Phelps didn't see an at-bat during the few days he was with the big club. With Nick Swisher back from paternity leave, he heads back to the minors.
Fri, May 24, 2013 03:24:00 PM

Indians recalled INF Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus.

Phelps will give the Indians some infield depth while Nick Swisher spends a few days with his wife and new baby daughter. Phelps was batting .233/.318/.431 with five homers and 19 RBI in 30 games at Triple-A.
Tue, May 21, 2013 05:29:00 PM

Indians optioned INF Cord Phelps to Triple-A Columbus.

Phelps lasted just four days during his brief call up. The Indians needed to clear a spot on their active roster with Scott Kazmir returning from the disabled list.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Indians recalled INF Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus.

Phelps, 26, owns a .173/.239/.269 batting line over his first 114 plate appearances in the majors. He'll function as infield depth.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Indians optioned INF Cord Phelps to Triple-A Columbus.

Phelps, 26, batted .212 (7-for-33) with one home run in 14 games this spring. He'll serve as infield depth in the minors.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 05:05:00 PM

The Indians will start giving Cord Phelps some playing time at first base.

The Tribe likes Phelps' bat, so they're trying to make him more versatile in preparation for a possible bench spot. Traditionally a second baseman, Phelps belted his second homer over the spring Wednesday and is hitting .333.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 08:11:00 PM

Cord Phelps smashed a two-run homer, his first of the season, in a loss against the Royals on Saturday.

His towering drive off Will Smith in the fifth inning got the Indians on the board, tying the game at 2-2. Phelps has seen very limited duty this season, going 2-for-28 (.111) with a homer and three RBI. With Jason Kipnis creating a roadblock at the second base position, it appears unlikely that Phelps will make major contributions in the 2013 season either.
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 10:06:00 PM

Indians recalled INF Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus.

Phelps, 25, batted .276/.368/.451 with 16 home runs, 62 RBI and an .820 OPS in 135 games at the Triple-A level this year. He'll likely serve as a backup middle infielder down the stretch, which figures to be his role in the long-term.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 09:06:00 AM

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