BRIDGEWATER, NJ - First baseman/outfielder Joe Maloney, who had a brief stint with the Somerset Patriots in 2017, has been signed by the Baltimore Orioles organization.
He is the 13th player from Somerset’s 2017 roster to join a Major League organization this year.
Maloney briefly joined the Patriots at the end of 2017 and the playoffs after an MVP season with the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am League. He appeared in two regular season games in Somerset where hit .444 with two doubles and an RBI. He scored a run and had an RBI in the opening game of the Liberty Division Series.
For Rockland, Maloney set a new Can-Am League record with 35 home runs to go along with his .282 average, 84 runs, 105 hits, 24 doubles, and 101 RBI. Both his home runs and RBI led the league.
Maloney has prior minor league service in the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins organizations. He played in 39 games for Double-A Chattanooga in 2016 and had six home runs and 51 RBI.
Maloney has a career .265 average with 350 runs, 557 hits, 144 doubles, 10 triples, 93 home runs, and 402 RBI over seven seasons.