BALTIMORE – The Orioles acquired minor league third baseman Brandon Wood from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.
The deal, first reported by the Kansas City Star, sends Wood, a 28-year-old who has not played in the majors since 2011 to Norfolk to beef up the Orioles’ minor league infielders.
Wood was batting .264 with two home runs and seven RBIs with the Royals’ Triple-A Omaha team. He batted .186 in 272 major league games with the Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates from 2007-11.
Most of Wood’s experience is at third, but he has played 82 games at shortstop.
After spending the 2012 season with Colorado Springs, the Rockies’ Triple-A affiliate, he signed with Kansas City as a minor league free agent in November.