UNC Baseball: Kyle Seager blasts 5th career grand slam

The former Tar Heel recently crushed a milestone grand slam during Monday’s contest.

In this shortened 60-game Major League Baseball season, Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is off to a great start. Through 19 games played, the 32-year-old has posted a slash line of .309/.385/.529. Over 78 plate appearances, the former Tar Heel has hit three home runs and driven in 18 runs for the Mariners.

Seager recently made Mariners history, becoming the fourth player in franchise history to hit 200 home runs with the club. Since then, the left-handed hitting veteran continues to crush the baseball.

He reached a personal milestone during Monday’s 10-2 victory over the Texas Rangers. In the sixth inning, Seager blasted a grand slam, which traveled an estimated 356 feet. The round-tripper marked the fifth career professional grand slam for the North Carolina baseball product.

The veteran third baseman has been a steady presence for the Seattle Mariners over the past 10 seasons. As he continues to produce at a high level, Seager is proving that he was worth every penny of the big seven-year, $100M contract that he signed back in 2015.

Although the Mariners aren’t considered to be “contenders” in 2020, Seager has served as a bright spot for the rebuilding organization. Over the next few weeks, it’ll be interesting to see if Seager is able to continue hitting the way he has been early on in the season.

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