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Apr '13 23

Seattle Mariners release Kalian Sams, Paco Figueroa joins Baltimore Orioles

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Two minor league transactions of last week, courtesy of Baseball America. Dutch outfielder Kalian Sams got released by the Seattle Mariners. The 26-year-old from The Hague played six seasons of affiliated minor league ball for the Mariners between 2007 and 2012. He batted .215/.292/.443 during that time. After the 2013 World Baseball Classic he returned to Spring Training camp with a hamstring injury according to Honkbalsite.com. Back healthy the Mariners no longer have an open spot for him and let him out of his contract.

Meanwhile Paco Figueroa has found a new home. The 30-year-old Spanish national teamer from Miami, Florida is returning to the Baltimore Orioles. The club, where he already played from 2005 to 2010 signed him to a minor league contract. In 2012 Figueroa played for Southern Maryland in the independent Atlantic League, batting .264/.337/.342 with two home runs in 69 games. Overall he has a batting line of .282/.362/.367 in 580 professional games.

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