Orioles Sign Former All-Star First Baseman

The Baltimore Orioles continue to make moves to strengthen their hopes of an unexpected playoff berth. In addition to calling up a couple of top prospects today, they've also claimed free agent first baseman Jesus Aguilar.

The 9-year veteran was DFA'd by the Miami Marlins earlier in the week. Although his percentages were down this season, the former All-Star Aguilar did have 15 homers thus far, along with 49 RBIs. His .674 OPS is down about 100 points from his career mark.

Aguilar was an All-Star with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 when he slugged 35 HR to go along with 108 RBIs and an .890 OPS. 

The Orioles traded long-time first baseman Trey Mancini at the deadline about a month ago, and although Aguilar signed a minor league deal, he's already joined the team's taxi squad in Cleveland today, and will likely get every chance to provide more depth at first base and a power bat for the O's.