Freddie Bynum

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Freddie Bynum
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Bynum with the Baltimore Orioles in 2008
Shortstop / Outfielder
Born: (1980-03-15) March 15, 1980 (age 39)
Wilson, North Carolina
Batted: LeftThrew: Right
Professional debut
MLB: August 30, 2005, for the Oakland Athletics
NPB: March 31, 2010, for the Orix Buffaloes
Last appearance
MLB: July 17, 2008, for the Baltimore Orioles
NPB: October 1, 2010, for the Orix Buffaloes
MLB statistics
Batting average .234
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 32
NPB statistics
Batting average .138
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1
Teams

Freddie Lee Bynum Jr. (born March 15, 1980) is an American former professional baseball shortstop and outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, and Baltimore Orioles he also played in Nippon Professional Baseball for Orix Buffaloes.

Baseball team sport

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objective of the offensive team is to hit the ball into the field of play, allowing its own players to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate. The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

Shortstop defensive position in baseball and softball played on the left side of the infield between second and third bases

Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball or softball fielding position between second and third base, which is considered to be among the most demanding defensive positions. Historically the position was assigned to defensive specialists who were typically poor at batting and were often placed at the bottom of the batting order. Today shortstops are often able to hit well and many are placed at the top of the lineup. In the numbering system used by scorers to record defensive plays, the shortstop is assigned the number 6.

Outfielder defensive position in baseball

An outfielder is a person playing in one of the three defensive positions in baseball or softball, farthest from the batter. These defenders are the left fielder, the center fielder, and the right fielder. As an outfielder, their duty is to catch fly balls and/ ground balls then to return them to the infield for the out or before the runner advances, if there is any runners on the bases. As an outfielder, they normally play behind the six players located in the field. By convention, each of the nine defensive positions in baseball is numbered. The outfield positions are 7, 8 and 9. These numbers are shorthand designations useful in baseball scorekeeping and are not necessarily the same as the squad numbers worn on player uniforms.

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Career

Oakland Athletics

Bynum made his major league debut with the A's on August 30, 2005.

Chicago Cubs

On March 31, 2006, the Cubs acquired Bynum from the A's in a three-way deal. The Cubs gave the Texas Rangers John Koronka, while the Rangers sent Juan Dominguez to the A's to complete the deal.

Texas Rangers (baseball) Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Arlington, Texas, United States

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John Koronka American baseball player

John Vincent Koronka is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and Florida Marlins. He also played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Orix Buffaloes.

Juan Domínguez is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers.

Baltimore Orioles

On December 6, 2006, he was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later, who became Kevin Hart. Bynum was designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles on June 22, 2008 and was sent outright to the minors a few days later. However, he was recalled by the Orioles on July 1. He was sent outright to the minors once again on July 19.

Kevin Hart (baseball) American baseball player

Kevin Richard Hart is a former professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. As of 2016, he is a Major League Professional Scout for the New York Yankees.

Chicago White Sox

Bynum signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox on December 13, 2009, but was released early on in Spring Training.

Chicago White Sox Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The White Sox are owned by Jerry Reinsdorf, and play their home games at Guaranteed Rate Field, located on the city's South Side. They are one of two major league clubs in Chicago; the other is the Chicago Cubs, who are a member of the National League (NL) Central division.

Orix Buffaloes

Upon his release he was signed by the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese Baseball League.

St. Louis Cardinals

On January 19, 2011 Bynum signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.

St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball team in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The St. Louis Cardinals are an American professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. Busch Stadium has been their home ballpark since 2006. One of the nation's oldest and most successful professional baseball clubs, the Cardinals have won 11 World Series championships, the second-most in Major League Baseball and the most in the National League. Their 19 National League pennants rank third in NL history. In addition, St. Louis has won 14 division titles in the East and Central divisions.

Somerset Patriots

On April 26, 2012, Bynum signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He became a free agent after the season.

Somerset Patriots baseball team in Bridgewater, New Jersey

The Somerset Patriots are an American professional baseball team based in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey. They are a member of the Liberty Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. From the 1999 season to the present, the Patriots have played their home games at TD Bank Ballpark.

Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Independent professional baseball league founded in 1998

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