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November 17, 2003


Signed infielder ANDY FOX to a minor-league contract.

Fox actually has a good shot at making the team as its last man off the bench. Fox would fill the not-so-large shoes of Donnie Sadler as someone who can fill any position but catcher. Fox hits better than Sadler, though that's the ultimate damnation with faint praise (.677 career OPS for Fox compared to .551 for Sadler). And unlike the righty-hitting Sadler, the lefty Fox can't platoon for Blalock at third against tough lefties like Barry Zito. Overall, an acceptable signing assuming Fox doesn't surpass 100 at-bats or so.

Posted by Lucas at November 17, 2003 08:47 PM