Xavier Avery

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Xavier Avery
Xavier Avery on May 15, 2012.jpg
Avery in 2012
Seattle Mariners
Outfielder
Born: (1990-01-01) January 1, 1990 (age 24)
Atlanta, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
May 13, 2012 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .223
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 6
Steals 6
Teams

Xavier Tyrone Avery (born January 1, 1990) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012.

Career[edit]

Avery attended Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia. The Baltimore Orioles drafted Avery in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.

Avery was called up to the majors for the first time on May 13, 2012.[1]

The following day, he scored his first major league run and also collected his first double, triple and RBI. He hit his first career home run on June 29, 2012 against the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles optioned Avery to Norfolk in July.[2] He was recalled September 1 when the team's roster expanded [3]

On August 30, 2013, the Orioles traded Avery to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Michael Morse.[4] He was designated for assignment on March 28, 2014. He was not claimed on waivers, and was subsequently outrighted to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connolly, Dan (May 12, 2012). "Xavier Avery likely to be promoted to Orioles". Baltimoresun.com. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Connolly, Dan (July 12, 2012). "Xavier Avery | Orioles send Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Encina, Eduardo A. (August 31, 2012). "Xavier Avery and Luis Exposito with Orioles in New York". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Baker, Geoff. "Michael Morse, as expected, traded to the Orioles | Mariners blog | Seattle Times". Blogs.seattletimes.com. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 

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