On Saturday, the Baltimore Orioles announced that they have acquired first baseman Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies for pitching prospect and ex-Arizona Wildcat Kyle Simon, as well as catching prospect Gabriel Lino.
Simon, 21, pitched for the Wildcats from 2009-2011, before being drafted by the Orioles in the fourth round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
He was 2-8 with a 3.96 ERA in 14 starts with the High-A Frederick Keys.
Thome, 41, is one of the most prolific power hitters in MLB history, compiling 609 homeruns over the course of his 22-season career, tied for seventh all-time.
This season, Thome is batting .242 with five homeruns and 15 RBI in 62 at-bats.
Lino, 18, was batting .218 with four homeruns and 18 RBI for the Class-A Delmarva Shorebirds.
During his Arizona career, Simon went 22-14 with a 4.05 ERA in 57 appearances (46 starts). He had a very impressive 190-to-74 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 313 collegiate innings.
He was born in Long Beach, Calif. and played at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, Calif.