Mike Costanzo

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Mike Costanzo
Mike Costanzo on August 11, 2013.jpg
Costanzo with for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, double-A affiliates of the Cincinnati Reds, in 2013
Free agent
Third baseman
Born: (1983-09-09) September 9, 1983 (age 31)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 13, 2012 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
(through 2012 Season)
Batting Average .143
Hits 1
Home Runs 0

Michael A. Costanzo (born September 9, 1983) is an American professional baseball third baseman who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds.

Professional career[edit]

Costanzo was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the second round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft out of Coastal Carolina University.[1]

On November 8, 2007, Costanzo, along with Michael Bourn and Geoff Geary, was traded to the Houston Astros for Brad Lidge and Eric Bruntlett.[2][3] On December 13, 2007 he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles along with Luke Scott, Matt Albers, Troy Patton and Dennis Sarfate for Miguel Tejada.[4][5] The Orioles released him on April 2, 2010.[6] He signed with the Cincinnati Reds on May 13, 2010.[7]

Costanzo was called up to the majors for the first time on May 12, 2012.[8] In his first Major League at bat, he hit a sacrifice fly to left field, which scored Ryan Hanigan from third base. On May 19, 2012 Costanzo got his first Major League Hit off of New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova.

On June 6, he was optioned back to Triple-A Louisville. On August 1, Costanzo was designated for assignment.[9]

On December 28, 2012, he signed a minor league deal with the Nationals.[10]

Costanzo represented Team Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.


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