The Orioles have purchased the contract of 24-year-old minor leaguer Peter Fatse from the Newark (N.J.) Bears of the independent Can-Am Baseball League, according to the Bears’ team website.
Fatse played for the Pittsfield (Mass.) Colonials of the Can-Am league last season, hitting .279/.345/.418 with 12 doubles, five home runs, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. Newark aquired him in October through Pittsfield’s dispersal draft.
In affiliated minor league ball, he’s never played above the high single-A level, when he hit .250/.322/.303 in 132 at bats with the Marlins’ Florida State League team in Brevard County. Fatse was a 24th-round selection of the Brewers in the 2009 draft. He played in Milwaukee’s farm system for parts of two minor league seasons.
He’s played both corner outfield positions as well as second and third, and primarily split last season evenly between the outfield and second base.
This again is a minor league move, with emphasis on the word "minor."