Os claim Hassan
BALTIMORE— Looking to add outfield help, the Orioles claimed Alex Hassan off waivers on Thursday from the Oakland A’s. It continues a whirlwind week for the 26-year-old, who was claimed by Oakland from the Red Sox several days ago.
Baltimore jumped at the chance to acquire Hassan this time, as the A’s tried to push him through waivers, and the 26-year-old was added to the team’s 40-man roster. Hassan, who still have Minor League options remaining, made made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox in 2014 after spending parts of six seasons in the Minors.
He appeared in three games for Boston and has shown to be a considerable on-base threat —something Orioles’ EVP Dan Duquette has long sought out— sporting a .282/.387/.411 career line at Triple-A.
A Massachusetts native, Hassan was Boston’s 20th-round pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.