San Francisco Giants
February 27, 1990 |
Santiago, Dominican Republic
|September 7, 2012 for the Seattle Mariners|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||5|
Carlos Manuel Triunfel (born February 27, 1990) is a professional baseball shortstop who is currently in the San Francisco Giants organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Triunfel was signed as a non-drafted free agent on September 23, 2006 by the Seattle Mariners. He began the 2007 season with the Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. He had back-to-back three-hit, two-RBI games on May 11 and May 12. He recorded 14-multi-hit games, including five three-hit games. He was named to the Midwest League All-Star team, but did not play due to injury. He hit .303 during season-high seven-game hit streak from July 12 to 18 and recorded a career-high six hits, all singles on July 30 against the Inland Empire 66ers, becoming just the second Maverick in club history to post six hits in a 9-inning game since Mike Berry in 1996. He participated in the Arizona Fall League after the season.
In his second season in 2008, Triunfel spent the season with the Class-A Advanced High Desert Mavericks. He led team with 30 stolen bases, ranking tied for third among all Mariners' minor leaguers. He recorded an 11-game hitting streak from April 28 to May 9. Triufel hit a grand slam home run, going three-for-five with two runs scored, a double, a home run and four RBI on July 21. He recorded five consecutive multi-hit games from July 19 to 23 and was named California League Player of the Week in mid-July. Triunfel recorded a season-high 13-game hitting streak, batting .382 with 20 runs scored, seven extra-base hits and 10 RBIs from July 25 to August 8.
Triunfel was sidelined for most of the 2009 season with a broken tibia. In limited time he hit .238 in 11 games. In 2010 with the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx he hit .257 in 129 games. He began 2011 with the AA Jackson Generals and hit .281 in 105 games prompting a late season promotion to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers.
In 2012, with Tacoma, he hit .260 in 131 games. He was called up to the Mariners for the first time in September and made his Major League debut as a pinch hitter on September 7 against the Oakland Athletics and struck out against Sean Doolittle. His first hit was a double off of Aaron Loup of the Toronto Blue Jays on September 3, 2012. In 10 games he hit .227 with 5 hits in 22 at-bats.
In 2013 he spent most of his time with Tacoma again, hitting .282 in 100 games but also spent time with the Mariners and hit .136 in 17 games. At the end of spring training 2014, the Mariners placed Triunfel on outright waivers to remove him from the 40-man roster.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers subsequently claimed him and assigned him to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes. He was called up to the Dodgers on April 27, 2014 but optioned back to the minors two days later without appearing in a game. He was recalled again on June 14 and made his Dodgers debut as a pinch runner on June 15. He hit his first major league home run on June 17 against the Colorado Rockies. In 12 games with the Dodgers he had two hits in 15 at-bats. He spent most of the season in AAA where he hit .223 in 89 games. Triunfel was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on September 1, 2014.
San Francisco Giants
On November 18, 2014 Triunfel signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.
MiLB awards and accolades
- Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star (2007)
- California League Player of the Week (July 21–27, 2008)
- Arizona Fall League Rising Stars (2008)
- Top 50 Prospects: Number 30 (2008)
- Stephen, Eric (September 1, 2014). "Dodgers call up Joc Pederson, Alex Guerrero, Tim Federowicz, Yimi Garcia". truebluela.com. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
- Top 50 Prospects: #30 Carlos Triunfel