Mariners Recall INF Daniel Vogelbach from AAA Tacoma; INF Mike Freeman Optioned to AAA Tacoma

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SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves.

 

  • Daniel Vogelbach, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
  • Mike Freeman, INF, optioned to AAA Tacoma.

 

Vogelbach (#20) will be in uniform and available for today’s game (1:10 p.m. PT) at Safeco Field.

 

Vogelbach, 24, was hitting .262 (27×103) with 13 runs, 4 doubles, 5 home runs, 24 RBI and a .379 on-base percentage in 31 games with AAA Tacoma. He has hit .143 (2×14) with 1 RBI in 6 games with the Mariners during his first stint in the Majors this season (April 23-May 2). He made his Major League debut with Seattle last season, appearing in 8 games in September. He was acquired from Chicago-NL on July 20, 2016 along with Paul Blackburn (rhp) for Mike Montgomery (lhp) and Jordan Pries (rhp). In seven minor league seasons, he is a career .285 (587×2061) hitter with 319 runs, 122 doubles, 7 triples, 88 home runs, 379 RBI and a .390 on-base percentage in 575 career games. He was selected by the Cubs in the 2nd round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Bishop Verot High School (Fort Myers, FL).

 

 

Freeman, 29 (turns 30 on Aug. 4), hit .067 (2×30) with 3 runs, 1 home run and 1 RBI during his two stints with Seattle this season (April 11-23 & May 5-May 20). He was hitting .404 (19×47) with 10 runs, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 9 RBI in 12 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 .292 (804×2752) with 451 runs, 135 doubles, 30 triples, 19 home runs, 279 RBI and 132 stolen bases in 754 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.