Wyatt Toregas

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Wyatt Toregas
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Catcher/Coach
Born: (1982-12-02) December 2, 1982 (age 31)
Fairfax, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 1, 2009 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
June 12, 2011 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .164
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 6
Teams

Wyatt Reeder Toregas (born Dec. 2, 1982, in Fairfax, Virginia) is a retired American professional baseball catcher.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

High School[edit]

He attended South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia where he excelled in wrestling and golf, as well as baseball.

College[edit]

After graduation from high school in 2001, Toregas played college baseball at Virginia Tech.

Pro career[edit]

Cleveland Indians[edit]

After being drafted by the Indians in 2004, Toregas played for the minor league teams Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Lake County Captains, Kinston Indians, Akron Aeros, and Columbus Clippers. A catcher and a 2007 non-roster invitee to spring training with the Indians, Toregas throws and bats right-handed. He also attended Indians spring training in 2009 but returned to the Columbus Clippers on March 24, 2009.[2] Toregas made his Major League debut and got his first hit in his first Major League at bat on August 1, 2009. Toregas was released by the Indians after the 2010 season.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Toregas signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on January 18, 2011. The Pirates purchased his contract on June 9, adding him to the active roster.[3] He was designated for assignment on June 13.[4] After the 2011 season, he elected for free agency.[5] In November 2011, Toregas resigned with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a player-coach;[6] he served as the first base coach for the 2012 Indianapolis Indians. He did not play in 2012.

Coaching career[edit]

In November 2011, Toregas signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a player-coach;[6] he served as the first base coach for the 2012 Indianapolis Indians. Wyatt is currently part of the front office of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is working as their advance scouting coordinator.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=pit
  2. ^ Indians Send Sowers, 6 Others to Minors New York Times, March 24, 2009
  3. ^ Brink, Bill. "Pirates DL Snyder, call up Toregas". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Links, Zach. "Pirates Designate Wyatt Toregas For Assignment". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Axisa, Mike. "22 Triple-A Players Elect Free Agency". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Williams, Tim (November 9, 2011). "Pirates Sign Six Minor League Free Agents". 

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