Mike Wilson (outfielder)
June 29, 1983 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|May 10, 2011 for the Seattle Mariners|
(through 2011 Season)
|Runs batted in||3|
He was released by the Mariners on February 21, 2009, to make room on the roster for Ken Griffey, Jr. but was re-signed by the Mariners to a minor league deal two days later. On November 23, 2010 Wilson signed a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
In 2009, Wilson set a team record for home runs in spring training, with eight (a record broken in 2013 by Michael Morse). In total, Wilson spent ten seasons in Seattle's farm system and once considered switching to football, but at 27, was too old. He had also thought about playing in Japan, and had three opportunities to leave the Seattle Mariners as a free agent.
On May 9, 2011, the Mariners purchased a contract for Wilson and called him up from the minors. On October 6, 2012 Wilson elected free agency.
He signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets in early 2013. The Mets released Wilson in March 2013. He was signed to a Minor League contract by the San Diego Padres on May 18, 2013 and was assigned to the their Triple A affiliate in Tucson. He signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds on November 6, 2013.
- Mariners release OF Mike Wilson
- Mariners re-sign outfielder Mike Wilson to minor league contract
- NYTimes - Tyler Kepner - May 14, 2011
- Seattle Selects Contract of Mike Wilson, Designates Langerhans for Assignment