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Orioles Re-Sign Stevie Wilkerson to Minor League Pact

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In 2019, Stevie Wilkerson became the first player in MLB history to record a save. That’s probably the highlight of his career, though, as the former Clemson Tiger utilityman has posted a negative lifetime WAR, and didn’t even play in 2020.

Yet, he did re-ink a deal with the Orioles, who used an eighth round draft pick on him in 2014. Now 28, Wilkerson has spent time in two big league seasons, but is known for his glove work. He has just a .644 lifetime OPS (.750 is league average), mustering a 71 OPS+. He did hit for moderate pop, with ten homeruns in his 2019 campaign.

He was designated for assignment in January, outrighted in February and released in September. He has now re-signed on a minor league deal. This is a nice depth move for the Orioles who look to unlock his potential soon.

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