O’s claim outfielder Daz Cameron off waivers

The Baltimore Orioles are working on completing their 40-man roster. On Wednesday, they claimed outfielder Daz Cameron off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

With this move, the Orioles have now filled 34 of their 40 roster spots as they prepare for the offseason free agency period.

Cameron is 25 years old and was originally drafted in the Competitive Balance Round-A as the 37th overall pick out of Eagle’s Landing Christian, McDonough out of Georgia by none other than current O’s GM Mike Elias.

During his time in the minors, Cameron hit .248 across 600 games. He would collect 561 hits, including 120 doubles, 33 triples and 53 home runs.

Showing off his speed, he would collect 136 stolen bases as well. Through his efforts, he would make his major league debut on September 20, 2020.

Cameron, son of former big leaguer Mike Cameron, was acquired by the Detroit Tigers when they traded Justin Verlander to the Astros in 2017.

For the Tiger, Cameron has played 73 games across parts of three seasons. He has slashed .201/.266/.330.

Cameron has hit five home runs, collecting 24 RBIs and nine stolen bases. On the defensive side, he has committed just one error in 144 total chances.

As Cameron joins the Orioles, Elias now has had more Elias-Astros draftees on the Orioles’ 40-man roster than Elias-Orioles draftees in his tenure.

We want to welcome Daz Cameron to the Orioles, as we look forward to seeing what he brings to the table in Birdland.

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2 thoughts on “O’s claim outfielder Daz Cameron off waivers

    1. I believe Daz was acquired as a piece Elias can do something with. He was drafted 37th for a reason. He has above average speed and some pop to his bat, which is something Elias covets. I don’t think this signals a move of one of our top-4 outfielders, but more a depth move and possible backup in case a trade manifests. As of now, I see Hays, Mullins and Stowers manning the outfield, with Santander primarily a DH. I don’t know if McKenna stays in our plans, especially with the likes of Cowser and Kjerstad coming up.

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