Former All-Star Adam Frazier Signs With AL East Team

2022 was a bit of an off-year for former All-Star Adam Frazier, but the free agent will be looking to rebound in the hitter-friendly American League East, as he's agreed to terms with the Baltimore Orioles. 

It's a one-year deal worth $8M for the second baseman/outfielder. 

Frazier, 31, spent the past season with the Seattle Mariners, where, although ranking in the top 5% in lowest strikeout rate, he hit just .238 with a career-low .612 OPS. But he's just one year removed from an All-Star season in which he hit .305 with a .779 OPS in 2021, split between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Diego Padres. 

Overall, Frazier has a career .273 average with a .728 OPS. He's played 561 games at second base and 201 in the outfield. His defense at 2B is strong, as he's a two-time Gold Glove award finalist at the position, and ranked eighth this past season among second basemen with six outs above average. His defense in LF is also above average.

The O's Gold Glove winner at 3B Ramon Urias will now probably move to a utility role this season, making room for Frazier at second and Gunnar Henderson at 3B.

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