RF - FA
Michael Saunders signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles on Monday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Saunders failed to make both the Pirates and the Royals this spring. The veteran outfielder looked to be a breakout player a few years ago but it never happened. Saunders will be playing in Triple-A Norfolk.
Michael Saunders has been designated for assignment by the Phillies on Tuesday afternoon.
The move is somewhat surprising, given Saunders signed a $9 million contract with the Phillies this past winter. He has been horrible though, batting just .205 through the middle of June. The 30-year-old was an All-Star just last season, so he will likely latch on with another team soon.
Michael Saunders picked up two hits on Saturday, one of which was a double. Saunders also left three men on base in the 5-1 loss to Arizona.
He has been getting playing time lately with Howie Kendrick shifting to second base in the absence of Cesar Hernandez. Still, Saunders isn't worth rostering even in the deepest of formats. He is batting just .206 through mid-June.
Michael Saunders went 1-for-3 with a home run in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Reds.
Saunders' sixth home run of the season came off Bronson Arroyo in this one. For the season he is batting .224, which is down from the .253 average he posted a season ago.
Michael Saunders hit a two run homer in Wednesday night's 7-2 loss to the Rockies. Saunders also added a walk and a run but the homer was his only hit of the night.
Saunders isn't much of a fantasy factor this season since he's hitting just .229, however, there is pop in his bat so he's capable of putting up a hot streak at some point. For now fantasy players can do better.