The Baltimore Orioles have designated Endy Chavez for assignment and purchased the contract of Nate McLouth from Triple-A, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com.
Orioles will select the contract of Nate McLouth in place of Endy Chavez, who will now go on waivers.— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) August 4, 2012
Chavez hit a dismal .190/.222/.281 in 47 games for the O's this season. Best known for his defensive prowess, Chavez's most memorable moment came in Game 7 of the 2006 National League Championship Series, where he robbed Scott Rolen of a would-be go-ahead home run.
McLouth was released from the Pittsburgh Pirates at the end of May after hitting .140/.210/.175 over 34 games. He has found some success at Triple-A Norfolk, hitting .244/.325/.461 with 10 home runs and is five-for-five on stolen base attempts.
In his major league carrer, McLouth's OPS vs. right-handed pitchers is 138 points higher than against lefties. The 30-year-old was an All-Star in 2008 when he hit .276 with 26 home runs, 94 RBI, 113 runs, 23 stolen bases and a league-leading 46 doubles.