FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2017
Contact: Josh Owens
DANNY MUNO CONTRACT PURCHASED BY SEATTLE MARINERS
Infielder Becomes Second Blue Crab in 2017 to Have Contract Purchased
(Waldorf, MD., May 11, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced Thursday the contract of Infielder Danny Muno has been purchased by the Seattle Mariners organization. Muno will report to the Tacoma Rainiers—AAA affiliate of the team.
To this point in the 2017 season, Muno has posted a .254 batting average, while hitting one home run, and stealing four bases. He was named the opening day starting second baseman for Southern Maryland, in his first season with the team. He leaves the team having started in 18 of the team’s 20 games this season.
Prior to signing with the Blue Crabs, Muno played six seasons with affiliated teams. He spent the first five full seasons in the New York Mets organization, reaching the MLB with the team in 2015, appearing in 17 games. He spent the 2016 season between the Mets, Chicago White Sox, and Miami Marlins organizations, before joining the Blue Crabs for the start of 2017.
“Danny has been a great player to have around the clubhouse,” said Blue Crabs Manager John Harris. “He provided great consistency towards the top of our lineup and was committed to improving himself and the team. We wish him the best of luck as he continues to move closer to his goal of returning to The Show.”
Muno is the second Southern Maryland Blue Crab to have his contract purchased by an MLB Organization in the 2017 season. He joins Blue Crabs’ teammate Justin De Fratus in the Mariners organization.
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