The Orioles have designated 26-year old lefty swinging outfielder Eric Thames. Thames played in 41 games for the Orioles in Rookie+AAA-ball this year and he was 40 of 151 (.265 avg) with 21 runs scored, 3 homers, 16 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Thames has played in 98 games overall this year in Rookie+AAA-ball for the Orioles and Mariners in which he is 104 of 363 (.283 avg, .799 OPS) with 53 runs scored, 10 homers, 49 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. Some team will take a chance on Thames, but he didn’t deserve to get called up by the Orioles, which led to this move.
UPDATE: (9/5/2013) – The Orioles have lost Eric Thames off waivers to the Houston Astros.