Aarom Baldiris

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Aarom Baldiris
20140713 Aarom Wilfred Baldiris Pérez, infielder of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, at Meiji Jingu Stadium.JPG
Baldiris with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars
Third baseman
Born: (1983-01-05) January 5, 1983 (age 34)
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
May 15, 2008, for the Hanshin Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .274
Hits 558
Home runs 63

Aarom German Baldiris (born January 5, 1983) is a Venezuelan professional baseball third baseman who is currently a free agent. He previously played for the Samsung Lions. 2008 was his first year playing in Nippon Pro Baseball with the Tigers. He wears #52 and is a third baseman. He bats and throws right-handed.

Minor league career[edit]

Bardiris was originally drafted by the New York Mets out of high school at the age of seventeen. He started off at the Rookie-Class Venezuelan Summer League and played there until 2002, and missed the entire 2001 season due to an injury. He was called up to Single-A Brooklyn in 2002, then to Double-A Binghamton in 2004. He played for the Texas Rangers organization in 2006. He was acquired by the New York Yankees in 2007 and put on their 40-man roster in September 2007.[citation needed]

Career in the Japanese league[edit]

Baldiris left the Yankees and signed to play in NPB in 2008. There, the Hanshin Tigers selected him to be on the team's #1 roster. He struggled the first couple of weeks, but as the season went on, his batting average rose. On July 5, 2009 in a game against the Yakult Swallows, Baldiris hit his first NPB Home Run. It was a lead off home run off Masanori Ishikawa. He would later be chosen as one of the "Heroes" of that game along with the Tigers starting pitcher, Yasutomo Kubo.[citation needed] In seasons 2010-2013 Baldris played for the Orix Buffaloes

Career in the South Korean league[edit]

In 2016 Baldris has played for the Samsung Lions.

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