The Seattle Mariners traded former Baylor backstop Andy Thomas to the San Francisco Giants this week. Thomas was assigned to High-A Eugene by the Giants on Tuesday shortly after the trade was announced.
In 2022, Thomas holds a line of .264/.400/.844 with 57 hits, 32 RBIs and nine home runs while in an Everett AquaSox uniform. He’s also thrown out 25 would-be base stealers, logging in 494.2 innings behind the plate this season.
“Thank you for everything @andythomas_20! Everett will miss you! Best of luck with the Giants organization and we look forward to watching you develop,” the Aquasox tweeted from their official account.
In exchange for Thomas and right-handed pitcher Michael Stryfeller, the Mariners received catcher Curt Casali and left-hander Matthew Boyd.
At Baylor, Thomas was an all-Big 12 performer and won All-America honors in his final season with the Bears in 2021 from both Collegiate Baseball and Rawlings. He hit .337 that season with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs, the most driven in by a Baylor player since 2012.
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