Corporán in 2013
|Houston Astros – No. 22|
January 7, 1984 |
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
|Bats: Switch||Throws: Right|
|May 6, 2009 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||44|
Corporan was drafted by Milwaukee in the 12th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. In 2003, he played for their Rookie-League Helena Brewers and Arizona Brewers. He was promoted to the Class-A Beloit Snappers in 2004; he stayed in Class-A in 2005, but with the West Virginia Power. In 2006 and 2007, Corporan split his time between the Class-A Advanced Brevard County Manatees and the Double-A Huntsville Stars. He started the 2008 season in Huntsville, but was later promoted to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. In early 2009, he served as a backup catcher in Nashville before being called up to Milwaukee when backup catcher Mike Rivera sprained his ankle. In his only plate appearance for Milwaukee, he got his first hit in the majors off of shortstop Paul Janish. Corporan returned to Nashville after Rivera returned to playing. After the 2009 season, he filed for free agency.
He was signed to a minor league contract by the Arizona Diamondbacks on December 4, 2009. He also received an invitation to spring training as part of the contract.
Corporan was later removed from the 40-man roster, but had his contract purchased again on July 15, 2012.
The 16-month-old son of Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan died on October 13, 2012. Corporan told the team Saturday that Carlos Corporan Jr. had died. The team said he had undergone four heart surgeries since his birth in June 2011. The team released a statement Saturday offering its condolences to the Corporan family, calling the boy's battle with serious health issues "an inspiration to so many of us."
- McTaggart, Brian (2011-06-10). "Astros buy Corporan's contract, demote Cancel". Astros.com. Retrieved 2011-06-10.
- "Astros Catcher Mourning Loss of 16-month-old Son". The Associated Press. October 13, 2012.
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