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Andreoli claimed off waivers by Rangers

Seattle Mariners' John Andreoli bats against the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Jeff Chiu/AP)
January 15, 2019

SEATTLE -- Outfielder John Andreoli, who was reacquired on a waiver claim by the Mariners earlier this offseason, was claimed by the Rangers on Tuesday.The 28-year-old played three games for Seattle in 2018, and he spent much of his season with Triple-A Tacoma before being claimed by the Orioles in

SEATTLE -- Outfielder John Andreoli, who was reacquired on a waiver claim by the Mariners earlier this offseason, was claimed by the Rangers on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old played three games for Seattle in 2018, and he spent much of his season with Triple-A Tacoma before being claimed by the Orioles in August. <p< andreoli="" back="" claimed="" from="" mariners="" o="" the=""> Andreoli was 1-for-5 with a walk in three games for the Mariners, and he batted .287/.397/.401 with three homers, 36 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 89 games for Tacoma. He hit .232/.279/.268 with no home runs and four RBIs in 61 plate appearances in 23 games for the Orioles in the final six weeks of 2018. </p<>
Andreoli originally was signed by the Mariners as a Minor League free agent after the 2017 season. In eight Minor League seasons, the University of Connecticut product hit .270 with 37 homers and 247 stolen bases in 773 games.

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