August 25, 1986 |
The Hague, Netherlands
|Competitor for Netherlands|
|Baseball World Cup|
|2011 Panama||National team|
|2006 Taiwan||National team|
After playing 2 seasons in the Dutch Major League, Sams signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners on July 2, 2006. In 2007, he was assigned to Single-A Wisconsin, but was demoted to Short-Season A Everett. In 104 games that season, Sams hit .216 with 11 HR and 30 RBI.
Sams played 2008 with Advanced Rookie Pulaski. In 32 games, Sams hit .204 with 10 HR and 20 RBI. Sams opened 2009 with Single-A Clinton, and played 4 games with Everett before his season ended in late June. In 20 total games, Sams hit .208 with 4 HR and 12 RBI.
Sams played most of 2010 with Clinton, but was demoted to Everett in August. In 105 total games, .183 with 20 HR and 58 RBI. Sams began 2011 with A-Advanced High Desert, but was demoted to Clinton in May. In 113 total games, .231 with 24 HR and 66 RBI. Sams played 2012 with Double-A Jackson, where in 72 games, he hit .242 with 11 HR and 35 RBI.
On April 23, 2013, Sams was released by the Mariners. On May 5, Sams signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres, and began the year with Double-A San Antonio. In June, Sams was promoted to Triple-A Tucson. On July 20, Sams was released. In 50 games in the Padres organization, Sams hit .215 with 11 HR and 30 RBI. On August 3, he signed with Camden of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, where he played in 5 games, hitting 10-15 with 3 HR and 9 RBI. He signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers on August 10, 2013. In 20 games with Double-A Frisco, he hit .286 with 4 HR and 10 RBI.
On November 23, 2013, Sams signed a minor league deal with the Rangers. He was released in March 2014.
- "Seattle Mariners release Kalian Sams, Paco Figueroa joins Baltimore Orioles". Mister Baseball. April 23, 2013.
- Creech, Edward (May 5, 2013). "Minor Moves: Kalian Sams, Brandon Boggs". MLB Trade Rumors.
- "San Diego Padres release Dutch OF Kalian Sams". Mister Baseball. July 20, 2013.