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Christian Walker

Orioles lose Christian Walker to Braves on waiver claim

Orioles lose Christian Walker to Braves on waiver claim

First baseman-outfielder Christian Walker, who the Orioles designated for assignment Tuesday, was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, ending the tenure of a player who was not long ago one of the organization’s top prospects.

Walker, 25, was the Orioles’ minor league Player of Year in two seasons ago, but his stock dropped since then. He was blocked at first base when the Orioles re-signed Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo and was passed by Trey Mancini as the organization’s top first base prospect.  

That prompted the Orioles to move Walker to the outfield, but after one year playing left field at Triple-A Norfolk, he was still adjusting to the...

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