Brad Davis (baseball)

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Brad Davis
Retired
Catcher
Born: (1982-12-29) December 29, 1982 (age 31)
San Diego, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 21, 2010 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
(through 2011 season)
Batting average .211
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 16
Teams

Bradley Edward Davis (born December 29, 1982) is a former American professional baseball catcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Early life[edit]

Davis graduated from Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, California in 2001, where he was named CIF Player of the Year as a senior. He attended Long Beach State University, where he majored in Communications, and was also named as a Freshman All-American.

Professional career[edit]

Florida Marlins[edit]

Davis was drafted by the Marlins in the fifth round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft. Davis spent all of 2006 with the Class-A Advanced Jupiter Hammerheads, and he went on to hit .259 with four home runs and 46 RBI in 106 games. He was honored by being named to represent Jupiter in the Florida State League All-Star Game. He had seven three-hit games and seven three-RBI games, including four games with three hits and three RBI. His best month was August, when he batted .302 (19x63) with one home run and twelve RBI in twenty-one games.

On July 21, 2010, the Marlins designated Nate Robertson for assignment and promoted Davis to the major leagues.[1] He was optioned back to Triple-A on August 5,[2] but he was recalled on August 20 after Ronny Paulino was suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs.[3]

He was designated for assignment on June 15, 2011.[4]

San Diego Padres[edit]

Davis signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres in 2012 but was released by the end of June after playing 39 games with their triple-a team in Tucson.

Miami Marlins[edit]

On July 5, 2012, Davis signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins but was released after only 7 games in their minor league system.

Detroit Tigers[edit]

On July 26, 2012, the Detroit Tigers signed a minor league contract with Davis.[5]

Personal[edit]

He currently resides in Rancho Santa Margarita, California with his wife Shannon Davis.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida Marlins designate Nate Robertson for assignment; call up catcher Brad Davis". Blogs.palmbeachpost.com. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hwuvqyZRVuaC7i-gexIQ7cNMPo3g
  3. ^ By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com (2010-08-20). "Paulino suspended for positive PED test | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  4. ^ Dierkes, Tim. "Marlins Designate Brad Davis For Assignment". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Blade Staff. "Hens fall to Clippers as woes continue". toledoBlade.com. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

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