O's bring Hoes back in deal with Astros

O's bring Hoes back in deal with Astros

L.J. Hoes is returning to Baltimore via a trade with the Astros for cash considerations, with the Orioles announcing the deal on Wednesday.

Hoes was designated for assignment by the Astros last week.

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"We are glad to have L.J. Hoes back with the O's," Baltimore executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duqette said. "He is a versatile and dependable outfielder with very good on-base capability."

Hoes, 25, made his Major League debut with the Orioles in 2012 and appeared in three games for Baltimore between 2012-13. The outfielder was traded to the Astros in a 2013 Trade Deadline deal that sent Bud Norris to Baltimore.

In three seasons (109 games) with the Astros, Hoes hit .240 with 12 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 22 RBIs.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Andy Wilkins has been designated for assignment. 

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.