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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.

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: Left Threw: 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 runs6
Runs batted in32
NPB statistics
Batting average.138
Home runs0
Runs batted in1


Oakland AthleticsEdit

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

Chicago CubsEdit

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.

Baltimore OriolesEdit

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.

Orix BuffaloesEdit

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.

Somerset PatriotsEdit

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.

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