Gorecki with the Braves in 2009
|Sugar Land Skeeters – No. 7|
December 22, 1980 |
Queens, New York
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|August 17, 2009 for the Atlanta Braves|
|Runs batted in||3|
Reid Evan Gorecki (born December 22, 1980 in Queens, New York) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently playing for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League. Gorecki was called up by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007 after the September roster expansion, but did not appear in a game. Gorecki grew up in East Rockaway, NY, and graduated from Kellenberg Memorial High School.
Minor league career
Gorecki was drafted in the 13th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and started as a rookie in the Low-A New York-Penn League. He also spent time in High-A Palm Beach, Double-A Springfield, and Triple-A Memphis before being called up to MLB as a 40-man roster addition. In 2008, he was released from the Cardinals organization due to injuries. On May 10, 2008, he was signed by the Atlanta Braves as a minor league free agent, and assigned to the Mississippi Braves of the Double-A Southern League. Gorecki re-signed with the Braves after the 2008 season.
Major league career
Gorecki was granted free agency at the end of the 2009 season. On January 11, 2010, Gorecki signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees with an invite to spring training. In 107 games in the minors split between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he hit .254 with 5 HR, 45 RBI and 20 SB.
After not playing professionally in 2011, Gorecki played in the Atlantic League during 2012, first with Long Island, then with Camden. In 108 games, he hit .271 with 11 HR, 51 RBI and 27 SB. On June 7, 2013, Gorecki signed with Sugar Land of the Atlantic League.
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