Seattle Mariners Sign Brother Of New Infielder

When the Seattle Mariners traded for second baseman Kolten Wong, they knew they were getting a gritty, tough second baseman and a team leader in the clubhouse. What they didn't know at the time, was that it would eventually be a family affair, as they've now added his younger brother Kean wong. 

According to Mariners beat writer Ryan Divish, Kean Wong is signing a minor league contract with an invite to big league camp. 

Kean, an infielder/outfielder, was a 4th round pick in the 2013 June Draft, but hasn't had the success that his brother has had. Kean has played just 39 games in the majors, last with the Los Angeles Angels in 2021 where he had a .167 average. 

Last season, the 27-year-old played for the Angels' Triple-A affiliate, where he batted .262 with a .342 on-base and a .674 OPS in 565 plate appearances. 

Overall, he's fared well in five Triple-A seasons, registering a .285 average with a .750 OPS. 

If he fares especially well at camp, or if injuries strike, he could join his brother at the major league level.

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