Steve Baron

33-Year-Old CatcherC
 Free Agent  
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Indians in July of 2020. Released by the Indians in September of 2020.
Time with Cleveland ends
CFree Agent  
September 22, 2020
The Indians released Baron on Sunday.
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Baron had been included in Cleveland's 60-man roster pool in early July, but he failed to receive a promotion from the alternate site at any point during the 2020 season. The 29-year-old catcher is now free to pursue opportunities with other organizations.
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It's hard to believe if you just look at his career numbers, but Baron was actually a supplemental first-round draft pick back in 2009. He managed to make his major league debut with the Mariners in 2015, but things didn't go quite as well in 2016. Due to the restocking the Mariners did last offseason, Baron was relegated to the depths of Double-A Jackson, and although he slashed .280/.377/.358, he also struck out over 20 percent of the time. The success he did have is also mitigated by the fact that he was older than most of his counterparts. Baron's lack of power and high propensity to strike out will likely keep him in an organizational depth role moving forward, especially now that Carlos Ruiz was added to the fold along with Mike Zunino and Jesus Sucre.
A 2009 supplemental first-round pick out of high school, Baron is a good defensive catcher with limited hitting skills. He made his major league debut in September last year but didn't get a hit in 11 at-bats. In the minors, he showed little power, poor plate discipline and a propensity to strike out. The Mariners re-stocked their catcher corps this offseason by bringing in Chris Iannetta and Steve Clevenger, which will send Baron back to Triple-A. With Mike Zunino also hanging around, Baron moves to fourth on the organizational depth chart, making him irrelevant in almost all formats.
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Joins Indians
CCleveland Guardians  
July 3, 2020
Baron signed a minor-league deal with the Indians on Friday and was added to the 60-player pool.
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Sent to Triple-A
CPittsburgh Pirates  
October 25, 2019
Baron was sent outright to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.
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Called up
CPittsburgh Pirates  
September 3, 2019
Baron was called up by the Pirates on Tuesday.
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Joins Pittsburgh on minors deal
CPittsburgh Pirates  
December 19, 2018
Baron agreed Tuesday with the Pirates on a minor-league contract, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
CSt. Louis Cardinals  
June 7, 2018
Baron cleared waivers Thursday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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