10:44 am May 4, 2011, by David O'Brien
The Braves acquired veteran minor-league outfielder Jeff Fiorentino from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for an undisclosed amount of cash. He’ll go to Double-A Mississippi initially and be ready if needed at Triple-A Gwinnett.
Fiorentino, 28, spent parts of four seasons in the majors with Baltimore and Oakland, batting .270 with a .341 on-base percentage, five doubles, one home run, 21 RBIs and four stolen bases in 178 plate appearances.
He played 24 games for Baltimore in 2009 and spent 2010 in the Japanese League.
Fiorentino was at Double-A Bowie this season, batting .250 with a .358 OBP while playing mostly left field. He had two triples, two homers, 13 RBIs and three stolen bases in 20 games.
With the Orioles’ Triple-A Norfolk affiliate in 2009, he hit .312 with a .387 OBP, 43 extra-base hits and 67 RBIs in 102 games, including five triples and 12 homers.
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