Fox briefly played for Somerset during the 2012 season and hit .388 with 31 hits, six doubles, a triple, seven home runs, and 20 RBI in 21 games before signing with the Philadelphia Phillies in early August.
The day before signing with the Phillies, Fox went 4 for 5 with two home runs and four RBI in a win against the Sugar Land Skeeters. He spilt his time last season for the Phillies at Double-A and Triple-A.
Fox spent parts of the 2011 season at the Major League and Triple-A level with the Baltimore Orioles. He had 15 hits, four doubles, a triple, two homeruns, and six RBI in 27 games during his time with Baltimore. While at Triple-A, he batted .275, with 73 hits, 19 doubles, 12 homeruns, and 58 RBI in 68 games.
In 2010 he split time in the Major Leagues with both the Oakland Athletics and the Orioles. While with both clubs he combined for 43 hits, 10 doubles, seven homeruns, and 32 RBI in 77 games.
In addition to his time with the Orioles and Athletics, he also has Major League experience with the Chicago Cubs in 2007 and 2009.
During his career, Fox has spent parts of four seasons at the Major League level, where he has accumulated 116 hits, 28 doubles, two triples, 20 homeruns, and 73 RBI in 193 career games.
“Jake made a huge difference in our line up in the short period he played for us last season. He is a big threat in the middle of the lineup and can win games for you with his power and clutch hitting. We saw first hand the type of player and individual he is and we are excited to have him back in Somerset,” said Brett Jodie, manager of the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club.
He has a Minor League career batting average of .290 with 847 hits, 210 doubles, 12 triples, 148 home runs, and 544 RBI in 796 games.
The 2013 season presented by Ford will begin at home on Thursday, April 18th at 7:05 pm. For more information about the upcoming season, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.