With his less than stellar performance in left field during Sunday’s day game in Anaheim fresh in the Orioles’ minds, the team decided to designate outfielder Felix Pie for assignment.
The Orioles now have ten days to either trade, release, or return Pie to the 40-man roster. It is not likely that Pie will be returned to the roster.
Pie was designated to make room for outfielder Matt Angle on the Orioles’ 40-man roster.
Players are designated for assignment in order to make room for another on the organization’s 40-man roster. Only players on the 40-man roster are able to play for the major league team.
Pie was hitting .220 with a .545 OPS and no homeruns in 2011.