SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that outfielder Andrew Aplin has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA Tacoma.
Aplin, 26, was designated for assignment on June 2. After being claimed off waivers on May 24, he hit .250 (6×24) with 3 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 3 RBI in 6 games with AAA Tacoma. He was designated for assignment by Houston on May 22. He hit .250 (21×84) with 14 runs, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 13 RBI and a .375 on-base percentage in 32 games with AAA Fresno this season. He was a 2014 Texas League Midseason All-Star, a 2013 California League Postseason and Midseason All-Star, a 2013 MiLB.com Organization All-Star and a 2012 TOPPS Short Season/Rookie All-Star during his minor league career. In parts of 6 minor league seasons with Houston (2012-17) and Seattle (2017), he has hit .271 (559×2065) with 364 runs, 89 doubles, 27 triples, 31 home runs, 298 RBI and a .385 on-base percentage in 582 games. He was selected by Houston in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Arizona State University where he was a 2012 Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention during his junior season.