Mike Wilson (outfielder)

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Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson on May 10, 2011.jpg
Wilson with the Seattle Mariners in 2011
Outfielder
Born: (1983-06-29) June 29, 1983 (age 35)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 10, 2011, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Batting average .148
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 3
Teams

Michael LaDon Wilson (born June 29, 1983) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. His most recent team was the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz of the Mexican Baseball League in 2014. He played in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners in 2011.

Early life[edit]

Wilson attended Booker T. Washington High School. He received a scholarship offer to play college football at Oklahoma.[1] The Seattle Mariners drafted Wilson in the second round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

Career[edit]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

He was released by the Mariners on February 21, 2009, to make room on the roster for Ken Griffey, Jr.[2] but was re-signed by the Mariners to a minor league deal two days later.[3] On November 23, 2010 Wilson signed a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.[4]

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.[5]

On May 9, 2011, the Mariners purchased a contract for Wilson and called him up from the minors. In June, after appearing in eight games, he was demoted in order to make room for Mike Carp.[1] On October 6, 2012 Wilson elected free agency.[6]

New York Mets[edit]

He signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets in early 2013. The Mets released Wilson in March 2013.[7]

San Diego Padres[edit]

Wilson playing for the Tucson Padres, triple-A affiliates of the San Diego Padres, in 2013

He was signed to a Minor League contract by the San Diego Padres on May 18, 2013 and was assigned to their Triple A affiliate in Tucson.

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

He signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds on November 6, 2013. Wilson was released by the Reds Triple A affiliate, the Louisville Bats on May 16, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ichiro can lead by taking backseat". FOX Sports. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ Mariners release OF Mike Wilson
  3. ^ Mariners re-sign outfielder Mike Wilson to minor league contract
  4. ^ http://blog.seattlepi.com/baseball/archives/229508.asp
  5. ^ NYTimes - Tyler Kepner - May 14, 2011
  6. ^ Seattle Selects Contract of Mike Wilson, Designates Langerhans for Assignment
  7. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/03/minor-moves-mets-jeroloman.html

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