Melvin Dorta

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Melvin Dorta
Born: (1982-01-15) January 15, 1982 (age 33)
Valencia, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 21, 2006 for the Washington Nationals
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2006 for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
Batting average .211
Hits 4
Runs batted in 0

Melvin A. Dorta (born January 15, 1982 in Valencia, Venezuela) is a retired professional baseball infielder. Dorta bats and throws right-handed. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the Washington Nationals on July 21, 2006.

Dorta, who has played every position in the field except pitcher, was acquired by Washington from the Boston Red Sox on January 5, 2004.

In 2005, Dorta established career highs with 11 home runs, 50 RBI and 121 games played for Double-A Harrisburg Senators. In 2006, he was selected for the Eastern League All-Star Game and was promoted to Washington. At the time of his promotion, he was batting .277 with 15 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 24 RBI in 85 games. He left Harrisburg ranking fourth in the league with an organization-best and a career-high 25 stolen bases. Dorta rejoined the Senators after two games with Washington, where he was 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter and was caught stealing as a pinch-runner.

On January 24, 2008, Dorta signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He became a free agent at the end of the season and signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles in December.

In 2013 he became an assistant coach for the Harrisburg Senators.

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