Baron cleared waivers Thursday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Baron, who was designated for assignment earlier in the week, will report to Triple-A Memphis after passing through waivers untouched. The 27-year-old backstop owns an ugly .149/.197/.179 line across 20 games with the Redbirds this season.
Baron was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Tuesday. With Yadier Molina returning from the disabled list Tuesday, Baron was no longer needed as additional catching depth. He'll now take a spin through waivers to determine where he lands next.
Baron was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday. Baron will head back to the minors with Carson Kelly (hamstring) returning from the disabled list. The backstop only appeared in two games during his brief stint with the big club, going 1-for-5 with a single. Baron will continue to serve as organizational catching depth in the minors.
Baron was called up by St. Louis prior to Thursday's game against the Phillies, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. In a corresponding move, the club placed Carson Kelly (hamstring) on the DL. With Yadier Molina (groin) also on the shelf, Baron will share time with Francisco Pena behind the plate, though Pena is expected to receive the majority of the action. Baron has only appeared in four major-league games, all coming in 2015 with Seattle, and was hitting just .153/.167/.186 during 17 games for Triple-A Memphis this year.
Baron signed a minor-league deal with St. Louis in December, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. Baron has only appeared in four major-league games throughout the course of his professional career, all coming with the Mariners in 2015. During this past season, the 27-year-old split time for Seattle's minor-league affiliates, including a slash line of .256/.339/.329 for Triple-A Tacoma in 54 games. He will serve as additional organizational depth for the Redbirds moving forward.