Baron Promoted to High Desert

Catcher Steven Baron is latest Clinton call-up to join Mavericks

Clinton, IA – The Clinton LumberKings, in conjunction with the Seattle Mariners have announced the promotion of catcher Steven Baron to high-A High Desert.  No counter move has been made, leaving the Clinton active roster with 24 players.

Baron, 20, hit .197 with a team-high 13 doubles, four home runs and 20 RBI in 57 games with the LumberKings this season.  Seattle’s supplemental first-round pick in 2009 out of John A. Ferguson High School in Miami, FL also spent the first half of 2010 with Clinton, hitting .182 with three doubles, a home run and 14 RBI in 45 games.  He finished last season with short-A Everett, hitting .253 with 12 doubles, three homers and 22 RBI as the Northwest League’s Post-Season All-Star at catcher.

With Baron’s promotion, the LumberKings are left with one active catcher, Carlton Tanabe.  Infielder Jetsy Extrano will be used as the emergency catcher until the roster spot is permanently filled.

 -DL

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