Jeff Kobernus

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Jeff Kobernus
Washington Nationals – No. 26
Outfielder / Second baseman
Born: (1988-06-30) June 30, 1988 (age 26)
San Leandro, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 25, 2013 for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .167
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 1
Stolen bases 3

Jeffrey Gilbert Kobernus (born June 30, 1988) is an American professional baseball player for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.

Kobernus attended Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California and the University of California, Berkeley, where he played college baseball for the California Golden Bears baseball team.

The Washington Nationals drafted Kobernus in the second round, with the 50th overall selection, of the 2009 MLB Draft.[1] After the 2012 season, the Boston Red Sox selected Kobernus in the Rule 5 draft, and traded him to the Detroit Tigers. Kobernus competed for a spot with the Tigers as a left fielder,[2] but was returned to the Nationals during spring training.[3]

Kobernus was called up to the Nationals from the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs on May 25, 2013.[4] He made his major league debut that day as a pinch runner.[5]


  1. ^ "Kobernus ready to play". Washington Times. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland: Speedster Jeff Kobernus 'will get every possible look' as potential outfielder". Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Tigers return Rule 5 pick Jeff Kobernus to Nationals". Washington Times. 2013-03-23. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  4. ^ Wagner, James (May 25, 2013). "Jeff Kobernus arrives in Washington, Yunesky Maya designated for assignment". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ The Associated Press (May 25, 2013). "Michael Young delivers go-ahead run as Phillies top Nationals". Retrieved February 18, 2014. 

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