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.
Bynum with the Baltimore Orioles in 2008
|Shortstop / Outfielder|
|Born: March 15, 1980|
Wilson, North Carolina
|MLB: August 30, 2005, for the Oakland Athletics|
|NPB: March 31, 2010, for the Orix Buffaloes|
|MLB: July 17, 2008, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|NPB: October 1, 2010, for the Orix Buffaloes|
|Runs batted in||32|
|Runs batted in||1|
Bynum made his major league debut with the A's on August 30, 2005.
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.
Chicago White SoxEdit
Bynum signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox on December 13, 2009, but was released early on in Spring Training.
Upon his release he was signed by the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese Baseball League.
St. Louis CardinalsEdit
On January 19, 2011 Bynum signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.