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Aplin clears waivers; Mariners outright OF

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SEATTLE -- Outfielder Andrew Aplin cleared waivers on Monday and has been outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma by the Mariners, keeping him in the organization after he was designated for assignment on Friday.

The Mariners acquired the 26-year-old Aplin on May 24, when he was claimed off waivers from the Astros. He hit .250 (6-for-24) with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs in six games for Tacoma before being designated to open a 40-man roster spot when Seattle promoted infielder Tyler Smith and right-hander Tyler Cloyd to the big league roster.

SEATTLE -- Outfielder Andrew Aplin cleared waivers on Monday and has been outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma by the Mariners, keeping him in the organization after he was designated for assignment on Friday.

The Mariners acquired the 26-year-old Aplin on May 24, when he was claimed off waivers from the Astros. He hit .250 (6-for-24) with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs in six games for Tacoma before being designated to open a 40-man roster spot when Seattle promoted infielder Tyler Smith and right-hander Tyler Cloyd to the big league roster.

Aplin, a fifth-round Draft pick by the Astros out of Arizona State in 2012, has hit .271 with a .368 on-base percentage in six Minor League seasons. He posted a .250/.375/.345 line in 30 games with Triple-A Fresno in the Astros' system before being designated for assignment by Houston on May 22.

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB.

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