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Mariners INF/RHP Kaleb Cowart claimed by Detroit

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced Thursday that Mariners infielder/right-handed pitcher Kaleb Cowart has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers.
January 24, 2019

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced Thursday that Mariners infielder/right-handed pitcher Kaleb Cowart has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers. Seattle had designated Cowart for assignment on Monday (Jan. 21) to create a 40-man roster spot for infielder Shed Long. Seattle's

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced Thursday that Mariners infielder/right-handed pitcher Kaleb Cowart has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers. 
Seattle had designated Cowart for assignment on Monday (Jan. 21) to create a 40-man roster spot for infielder Shed Long. Seattle's 40-man roster remains at 40. 
Cowart, 26, was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Los Angeles-AL on Dec. 10, 2018. He appeared in 47 games over 4 stints (6/2-5, 6/8-19, 6/30-7/4, 7/31-end of the season) with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018. Overall the 6-foot-3, 225-pound switch-hitter, hit .134 (15x112) with 7 runs scored, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 10 RBI, 10 walks and 1 stolen base. Cowart also appeared in 64 games with Triple-A Salt Lake, batting .287 (74x258) with 36 runs scored, 20 doubles, 3 triples, 6 home runs, 45 RBI, 18 walks and 8 stolen bases. 
Cowart was originally selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1st round (18th overall) in the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Cook High School in Adel, GA. Over parts of 4 Major League seasons with the Angels, he hit .177 (61x345) with 41 runs scored, 18 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs, 33 RBI, 25 walks and 6 stolen bases.