d'Arnaud with the Pittsburgh Pirates
|Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 39|
|Infielder / Outfielder|
January 21, 1987 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|June 24, 2011 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
(through 2014 season)
|Runs batted in||7|
High school and college
d'Arnaud graduated from Los Alamitos High School in 2005. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 44th Round of the 2005 MLB Draft, but he chose to attend Pepperdine University. He played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League in summer 2006 and he played with Orleans Cardinals in the Cape Cod Baseball League during summer 2007. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 4th Round of the 2008 MLB Draft.
Professional baseball career
In 2008, he played for the State College Spikes. In 2009, he played for the West Virginia Power and the Lynchburg Hillcats. In 2010, he played for the Altoona Curve. d'Arnaud was called up to the majors by the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first time on June 24, 2011. In his major league debut, he recorded his first major league hit, a triple, off Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. d'Arnaud was recalled on September 10, 2012.
On March 20, 2013, the Pirates placed d'Arnaud on the 60-day disabled list after surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his left thumb. d'Arnaud started a rehab assignment with the Bradenton Marauders on May 16. On May 18, his rehab assignment was transfereed to the Altoona Curve, and then to the Indianapolis Indians on May 25. He was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Indianapolis on May 31.
d'Arnaud was designated for assignment on February 24, 2014 when Brent Morel was claimed on waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. He spent the season with Indianapolis, and his contract was selected by the Pirates on September 2, after the rosters expanded.
- Pirates to call up shortstop d'Arnaud
- Dreker, John (May 16, 2013). "Minor Moves: Holmes Off DL, d’Arnaud Starts Rehab". Pirates Prospects. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
- "Pirates claim INF Morel off waivers from Blue Jays". February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
- Pepperdine Waves bio
- Baseball America Reports on the d'Arnaud Brothers
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Pepperdine Waves bio