Seattle Mariners release minor league catcher Steve Baron
Lake Charles, Louisiana
November 9, 2016 6:35pm CST
Bob Dutton reports the news on Wednesday the Seattle Mariners have released catcher Steve Baron. Baron, 25, had been designated for assignment one week ago when the Mariners claimed off waivers former Atlanta Braves left handed relief pitcher Ryan Weber. Since Baron was not claimed off the waiver wire by any other team in the Major Leagues, he is now a free agent that can seek employment with another team in the Major League who will likely hire him to a minor league contract before the start of the 2017 baseball season. Baron played in four games in the Major Leagues for the Mariners in 2015 getting 11 at bats but he did not get any base hits during his brief stay with the team which is why is he is not a household name. Baron spent the majority of the 2016 baseball season with the Jackson Generals which is the AA minor league team of the Mariners. Baron played one game with the Tacoma Rainiers which is the AAA minor league team of the Mariners in 2016. After eight seasons in the Mariners minor league team system, it is time for Baron to find another team that will give him his chance to play in the Major Leagues next year.
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