Blake Lalli

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Blake Lalli
Blake Lalli on April 21, 2008.jpg
Lalli batting for the Peoria Chiefs, single-A affiliates of the Chicago Cubs, in 2008
Arizona Diamondbacks
Catcher/First baseman
Born: (1983-05-12) May 12, 1983 (age 32)
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 18, 2012 for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .128
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 4
OBP .150

Blake Thomas Lalli (born May 12, 1983) is an American professional baseball catcher and first baseman in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He has played for the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers in Major League Baseball (MLB).


Lalli graduated from Pine Richland High School in 2001 and was teammates with Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker.

Lalli attended Gardner-Webb University from 2002 through 2006, where he played for the school's baseball team.[1] Lalli was named to the All-Atlantic Sun Conference's first team as a third baseman in 2005 and as a catcher in 2006.[1]

Undrafted out of college, Lalli signed with the Chicago Cubs as a free agent in 2006. He was named a Southern League All-Star in 2009, 2010, and 2011.[2] The Cubs promoted Lalli to MLB on May 18, 2012, and he made his MLB debut that day.[2] He became the first GWU alumni to appear in MLB.[1]

On August 27, 2012, the A's acquired Lalli from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for catcher Anthony Recker.

On November 14, 2012, the Milwaukee Brewers signed Lalli to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

On April 9, 2013, Lalli's contract was purchased and he was added to the Major League roster by the Brewers. He was designated for assignment on September 19, 2013 and became a free agent on October 1.[3]

Lalli signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks in October 2013. He became a minor league free agent after the 2014 season and on November 26, 2014 he signed a minor league deal to return with the team.


Lalli resides in Boiling Springs, North Carolina during the baseball offseason.[1]


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