Xavier Avery

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Xavier Avery
Xavier Avery on May 15, 2012.jpg
Avery with the Baltimore Orioles
Atlanta Braves
Left fielder
Born: (1990-01-01) January 1, 1990 (age 27)
Atlanta, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
May 13, 2012, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting average .223
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 6
Stolen bases 6

Xavier Tyrone Avery (born January 1, 1990) is an American professional baseball left fielder in the Atlanta Braves organization. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012.


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 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] and recalled him again 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 and subsequently outrighted to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, where he finished the season.

On November 21, 2014, Avery signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers. [5] He was released on July 1, 2015 after exercising an opt-out in his contract.[6] Two days later, Avery signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants. He was released on July 21 and signed with the Minnesota Twins on July 26, completing the season on the roster of their Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.[7] On December 15, Avery signed a minor league deal to return to the Orioles organization.[8] He became a free agent after the 2016 season.

On January 23, 2017, Avery signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.[9]


  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. 
  5. ^ Beck, Jason (November 21, 2014). "Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal". MLB. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ Schmehl, James (July 2, 2015). "Detroit Tigers release Xavier Avery after outfielder exercises opt-out in contract". MLive. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/averyxa01.shtml
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/averyxa01.shtml
  9. ^ "Xavier Avery: Signs minor league deal with Braves". cbssports.com. January 23, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 

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