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Orioles claim outfielder Adam Walker off waivers from Brewers

Orioles claim outfielder Adam Walker off waivers from Brewers

The Orioles acquired outfielder Adam Walker -- whose impressive power numbers in the minor leagues have been dimmed by overwhelming strikeout totals – by claiming the 25-year-old off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers, the team announced on Friday.

Walker, a third-round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2012, was designated for assignment by the Brewers four days ago. Milwaukee claimed Walker from the Twins two weeks ago.

Walker hit 27 homers and drove in 75 runs this past season for the Twins’ Triple-A club in Rochester, N.Y., but also struck out 202 times in 531 plate appearances. He posted a .243/.305/.479 hitting line in 135 games in his first season at the...

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