Ryan Wheeler

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Ryan Wheeler
Minnesota Twins
Third baseman
Born: (1988-07-10) July 10, 1988 (age 26)
Torrance, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 20, 2012 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .233
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 30

Ryan Gerard Wheeler (born July 10, 1988) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Minnesota Twins organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.


Wheeler attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Wheeler in the fifth round of the 2009 MLB Draft. MLB.com rated Wheeler the 18th best prospect in the Diamondbacks' organization heading into the 2012 season.[1] Wheeler was named the PCL's Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 29.[2]

On July 20, 2012, he was called up for the first time by the Diamondbacks.[3]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

Wheeler was traded to the Colorado Rockies on November 20, 2012 in exchange for Matt Reynolds.[4] He was designated for assignment by the Rockies on July 31, 2014.[5]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

Wheeler was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 2, 2014.[6] The Angels designated him for assignment on September 8.[7] He was released on May 9, 2015.[8]

Minnesota Twins[edit]

Wheeler signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins on May 15, 2015.


His brother, Jason Wheeler, currently pitches in the Minnesota Twins organization.


  1. ^ "2012 Prospect Watch | dbacks.com: Prospects". Mlb.mlb.com. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  2. ^ Parker, John (2012-04-30). "Offensive Players of the Week | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Milb.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  3. ^ Network, Sports. "Diamondbacks release Blum, select Wheeler". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Rockies, D-backs swap players". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 20, 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rockies select contract of LHP Pedro Hernandez". MLB.com. July 31, 2014. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ Baer, Bill (August 2, 2014). "Angels claim infielder Ryan Wheeler off of waivers from the Rockies". NBC Sports. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.ocregister.com/angels/angels-634114-game-one.html
  8. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2015/05/minor-moves-nieves-varvaro-hassan-wheeler-bellatti.html

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