Double-A Bowie released Coyle from his minor-league contract Saturday. Coyle inked a deal with Baltimore in December, but things never panned out. He hit just .187/.273/.306 through 42 games and 150 plate appearances with the BaySox.
Coyle signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Tuesday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports. The 24-year-old hasn't hit much over the past two seasons (sub-.200 batting average between Triple-A and Double-A) and struck out over 30 percent of the time in 2016, but his true calling card is his defensive utility. Coyle's ability to play second base, third base, and the outfield paired with his ability to take walks could help him stick around in the organization, although his fantasy stock will remain pretty low until he starts making more contact.
Coyle went unclaimed through waivers and will be assigned outright to Double-A Arkansas. Coyle has continued a disappointing season since being signed by the Angels on July 18. He is batting just .140 through 25 games with Arkansas and will remain organizational depth going forward.
Coyle was designated for assignment Saturday. The Angels needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Nick Buss on Saturday, so Coyle was the casualty. The 24-year-old carried a .250/.250/.250 slash line while in the Angels organization. He'll now be subject to waivers, but he could return to the Angels if he goes unclaimed.
Coyle was claimed by the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports reports. After being designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Friday, the minor league second baseman was claimed only a few days later despite his .165 batting average in Double-A and Triple-A. It is incredibly unlikely that he will see time in the majors this season.
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