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Orioles acquire outfielder Keon Broxton from Mets: 'We had our eye on him'

Orioles acquire outfielder Keon Broxton from Mets: 'We had our eye on him'

The Orioles on Wednesday acquired outfielder Keon Broxton from the New York Mets for international bonus pool slots, adding a player who for the past two seasons hasn’t had the consistent playing time they believe can help unlock his considerable tools.

Broxton, who was designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday, could immediately add another center-field option for the Orioles with utility man Stevie Wilkerson playing the bulk of the time there as Joey Rickard has been recently marginalized.

“I know that he's excited to come here, and he's going to get an opportunity to play,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “I think that it's going to be great. [Executive vice...

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