Mariners Release Catcher Steven Baron

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STEVEN BARON

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has released catcher Steven Baron.

 

With today’s transaction, the Mariners Major League 40-man roster remains at 36 players.

 

Baron, 25, was designated for assignment on Nov. 2 to make room on the roster for Ryan Weber. Baron hit .280 (65×232) with 35 runs, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 22 RBI, 34 walks and 3 stolen bases in 67 games with AA Jackson this season. He also appeared in 1 game with AAA Tacoma (June 30-July 1). In eight minor league seasons with the Mariners, Baron hit .234 (464×1982) with 222 runs, 108 doubles, 13 triples, 26 home runs and 228 RBI in 554 games. He was originally drafted by Seattle in the 1st round (33rd overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of John A. Ferguson School in Miami, FL.

 

BARON’s PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
2009 Pulaski .179 30 106 12 19 31 6 0 2 13 0 1 2 7 38 0 0 .292 .241
2010 Clinton .182 45 154 10 28 34 3 0 1 14 1 2 0 10 47 1 1 .221 .229
Everett .253 53 198 18 50 75 12 2 3 22 3 0 2 6 60 1 0 .379 .282
2011 Clinton .197 57 198 17 39 64 13 0 4 20 1 1 2 17 49 6 3 .323 .266
High Desert .188 5 16 3 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 .250 .222
2012 Clinton .241 64 249 29 60 94 18 2 4 30 3 4 2 13 49 10 1 .378 .280
2013 High Desert .208 86 331 31 69 112 18 5 5 47 1 3 0 18 93 7 0 .338 .247
2014 High Desert .254 39 142 18 36 51 10 1 1 23 0 4 3 10 27 3 1 .359 .308
Jackson .275 21 69 5 19 25 4 1 0 6 0 0 0 7 12 1 1 .362 .342
2015 Jackson .243 35 107 17 26 33 5 1 0 13 1 0 0 20 27 3 0 .308 .362
Tacoma .277 53 184 27 51 72 12 0 3 20 1 1 1 10 38 4 1 .391 .316
SEATTLE .000 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000
2016 Jackson .280 66 232 35 65 83 7 1 3 22 1 0 2 34 54 3 1 .358 .377
Tacoma .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Minor Lg Totals .234 554 1982 222 464 676 108 13 26 228 13 17 14 153 499 39 9 .341 .291
ML Totals .000 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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