Mariners Option INF Mike Freeman to AAA Tacoma

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DETROIT, Mich. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has optioned infielder Mike Freeman to AAA Tacoma (post-game 4/23). A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow.

 

Freeman, 29 (turns 30 on Aug. 4), hit .111 (2×18) with 3 runs, 1 home run and 1 RBI in 8 games with the Mariners after being selected from AAA Tacoma on April 11. Prior to being selected, Freeman was batting .333 (4×12) with 2 runs in 3 games with AAA Tacoma. He was removed from the 40-man roster during spring training when the club acquired Chase De Jong (rhp) from Los Angeles-NL on March 1. In 13 games with Seattle last season, he hit .385 (5×13) with 1 run, 1 double and 1 RBI after being acquired off waivers from Arizona on Aug. 1, 2016.

 

In eight minor league seasons, he has hit .290 (789×2717) with 443 runs, 133 doubles. 29 triples, 18 home runs, 270 RBI and 130 stolen bases in 745 career games in the Arizona (2010-16) and Seattle (2016-17) organizations. He was selected by Arizona in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Clemson University.

 

FREEMAN’s PLAYING RECORD

 

 

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
2010 Yakima .333 53 189 39 63 77 9 1 1 23 0 3 0 24 29 20 3 .407 .403
2011 South Bend .261 70 257 35 67 86 15 2 0 27 5 5 2 27 39 16 2 .335 .330
2012 Visalia .309 135 537 91 166 209 24 5 3 59 6 5 2 60 88 30 4 .389 .377
2013 Mobile .247 131 454 61 112 135 20 0 1 40 6 5 6 65 84 29 10 .297 .345
2014 Mobile .214 52 196 27 42 70 7 3 5 16 2 1 2 20 41 7 1 .357 .292
Reno .307 71 218 37 67 95 11 7 1 25 0 2 0 21 25 6 0 .436 .365
2015 Reno .317 113 398 79 126 168 23 5 3 41 1 1 1 34 51 10 0 .422 .371
Hillsboro .200 3 10 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .300 .273
2016 Reno .317 88 341 56 108 140 17 6 1 24 2 1 2 38 75 11 1 .411 .387
ARIZONA .000 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 .000 .182
Tacoma .305 26 105 15 32 47 6 0 3 15 0 1 0 13 19 1 0 .448 .378
Seattle .385 13 13 1 5 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .462 .385
2017 Tacoma .333 3 12 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333
  SEATTLE .111 8 18 3 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 .278 .238
Minor Lg Totals .290 745 2717 443 789 1034 133 29 18 270 22 24 15 303 455 130 21 .381 .362
ML Totals .175 29 40 4 7 11 1 0 1 2 0 0