Benjamin Joseph Gamel (born May 17, 1992) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has previously played for the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, and Cleveland Indians in the Major League Baseball (MLB).
The Seattle Mariners acquired Gamel from the New York Yankees on August 31, 2016, in exchange for minor league pitchers Jio Orozco and Juan De Paula. In 509 at-bats with Seattle in 2017, Gamel slashed.275/.322/.413 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 134 games. Over 257 at-bats in 101 games for the Mariners in 2018, Gamel hit.272/.358/.370 with one home run and 19 RBI.
The Mariners traded Gamel and Noah Zavolas to the Milwaukee Brewers on December 21, 2018, in exchange for Domingo Santana.
In 311 at-bats, Gamel slashed.248/.337/.373 with seven home runs and 33 RBI for the Brewers in 134 games. In 40 games in 2020, Gamel hit.237/.315/.404 with three home runs and ten RBI in 114 at-bats. The Brewers did not tender Gamel on December 2, 2020, leaving him a free agent.
Gamel signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians on February 11, 2021, which included an invitation to Spring Training. On March 27, 2021, the Indians selected Gamel’s contract.
The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed Gamel off waivers on May 9, 2021. Gamel batted.255/.352/.399 in 111 games for the Pirates, with 8 home runs and 26 RBIs.
Ben Gamel Contract
Ben Gamel Salary
As of 2022, Gamel earns a base salary of $1,800,000, while carrying a total salary of $1,800,000.
Ben Gamel Net Worth
Earning $1.8 million annually, Ben Gamel has a net worth of $3 million.