Canaries Sign Outfielder Jabari Henry
SIOUX FALLS, SD- The Sioux Falls Canaries announced on Monday afternoon that the organization has come to terms with outfielder Jabari Henry for the 2017 American Association season.
Henry, 26, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 18th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Florida International University. The Orlando, FL native spent four seasons in the Mariners minor league system, batting .252 with 153 extra-base hits and 232 RBI. His best minor league season came in 2014 with the Class A Advanced High Desert Mavericks, where he hit .291 with 30 home runs, 26 doubles, and 95 RBI in 114 games.
Henry appeared in 91 games at the Double-A level in 2015 with the Southern League’s Jackson Generals, batting .168 with 28 extra-base hits. He received his release prior to spring training in 2016 before being picked up by the Los Angeles Angels. Henry appeared in 102 games for the Double-A Arkansas Travelers where his hit .213 with 26 extra-base hits and 51 RBI.
The hard hitting outfielder enters his sixth professional season in 2017, his first at the independent level. He holds a .244 career batting average with 180 extra-base hits and 283 RBI with the Mariners and Angels.
The Sioux Falls Canaries enter their 25th season on May 18th against the Sioux City Explorers at Lewis & Clark Park. The home portion of the 2017 schedule opens up on Saturday, May 20th at the Birdcage. For more information about season tickets and corporate opportunities, call the Canaries ticket office at (605) 336-6060 or visit www.sfcanaries.com.