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.
Baron agreed to a minor league contract with the Mariners on Friday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Baron was released earlier in the month after spending his eighth season as a member of the Mariners farm system. His numbers haven't been eye-popping, and given the other options behind the dish in Seattle, the 25-year-old is likely destined for another season in an organizational depth role.
Baron was released by the Mariners on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Baron will seek a new team after eight seasons in the Seattle organization. He could find a suitor in any team that needs deep catching depth.
Baron was designated for assignment on Wednesday. The Mariners made several minor roster moves, and needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster as a result. Baron will continue to serve as organizational catching depth.
The Mariners added four players to the active roster on Tuesday, the team announced. Pitcher J.C. Ramirez , catcher Steven Baron , outfielder James Jones and first baseman Jesus Montero will all be part of Seattle's roster.