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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 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

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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

Indians optioned INF Cord Phelps to Triple-A Columbus.

Phelps failed to impress in his first taste of the majors last year, batting just .155/.241/.254 with one homer over 80 plate appearances. Still, the 25-year-old has solid plate discipline and can play multiple positions, so he might have a future as a utility player.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 12:30:00 PM

Indians recalled INF Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus.

Phelps batted just .196/.315/.326 with one home run and five RBI over 55 plate appearances earlier this season with the Tribe. He could get some starts at second base while Jason Kipnis is sidelined.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 11:00:00 PM

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