Matt Tupman

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Matt Tupman
Catcher
Born: (1979-11-25) November 25, 1979 (age 34)
Concord, New Hampshire
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 18, 2008 for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
May 18, 2008 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Batting average 1.000
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams

Matthew David Tupman (born November 25, 1979) is a retired professional baseball catcher.

Amateur career[edit]

Tupman played for Plymouth State University his freshman year before transferring to University of Massachusetts Lowell. He hit .414 his freshman year at Plymouth. He batted .363 with 8 home runs, 73 runs, 18 doubles and 50 RBIs his junior year and was named second-team a Division II All-American.

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

Before the 2008 season Tupman played in the Caribbean Series in the Dominican Republic.[1] Tupman was called up by the Kansas City Royals on May 16, 2008, when John Buck was placed on the bereavement list after his wife gave birth prematurely. Tupman made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter for Jimmy Gobble against the Florida Marlins on May 18, 2008. Tupman recorded a hit off Kevin Gregg, but was the first out in a double play in the next plate appearance. The next day, Buck was activated from the bereavement list and Tupman returned to the minor leagues.

He became a free agent at the end of the 2008 season, but re-signed to a minor league contract on November 30.[2] On June 23, 2009 Tupman was released from the Royals organization.

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

On July 6, 2009, Tupman was signed to a minor league contract by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was granted free agency at the end of the '09 season. He was suspended for violating Minor League Baseball's drug policy.[3] It was his second positive test.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Tupman married his long time high school sweetheart Addie Vega in December 2007.[citation needed] The couple has two children, Gwendoyln and Pippa. Matt Tupman is currently working for the Concord Sports Center (Concord, NH) as a Baseball Instructor.http://www.concordsportscenter.com/CSC-MeetOurStaff.htm

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick Kaegel (February 17, 2008). "Notes: Tupman getting great chance". Major League Baseball. mlb.com. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  2. ^ Dick Kaegel (November 30, 2008). "Royals ink three to Minors deals". Major League Baseball. mlb.com. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Four Minor Leaguers suspended". Minor League Baseball. milb.com. December 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 

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