Avery with the Baltimore Orioles
January 1, 1990 |
|May 13, 2012, for the Baltimore Orioles|
(through 2012 season)
|Runs batted in||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 was called up to the majors for the first time on May 13, 2012. 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, and recalled him again September 1 when the team's roster expanded 
On August 30, 2013, the Orioles traded Avery to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Michael Morse. 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.  He was released on July 1, 2015 after exercising an opt-out in his contract. 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. On December 15, Avery signed a minor league deal to return to the Orioles organization. He became a free agent after the 2016 season.
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