March 15, 1980 |
Wilson, North Carolina
|August 30, 2005, for the Oakland Athletics|
(through 2008 season)
|Runs batted in||24|
Freddie Lee Bynum Jr. (born March 15, 1980 in Wilson, North Carolina) is a shortstop playing for the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He is known for his blazing speed and excellent defensive abilities which include the ability to field several different positions in the infield and outfield. He previously played for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, and Baltimore Orioles in the United States MLB.
Bynum made his major league debut with the A's on August 30, 2005. On March 31, 2006, the Cubs acquired Bynum from the A's in a three-way deal. The Cubs gave the Texas Rangers John Koronka, while the Rangers sent Juan Dominguez to the A's to complete the deal.
On December 6, 2006, he was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later, who became Kevin Hart
Bynum was designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles on June 22, 2008 and was sent outright to the minors a few days later. However, he was recalled by the Orioles on July 1. He was sent outright to the minors once again on July 19.
Bynum signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox on December 13, 2009, but was released early on in Spring Training.
Upon his release he was signed by the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese Baseball League.
On January 19, 2011 Bynum signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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