Blake Tekotte

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Blake Tekotte
Born: (1987-05-24) May 24, 1987 (age 29)
Columbia, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 25, 2011, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 2013, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .188
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 3

Blake Aaron Tekotte (born May 24, 1987) is a former American professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox. He completed his professional career in 2016 playing for the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.


Tekotte attended David H. Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri and the University of Miami, where he played for the Miami Hurricanes baseball team. While at Miami, he reached the College World Series in 2006 [1] and 2008.[2] He was drafted by San Diego Padres in the third Round (101st overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.

Tekotte was called up by the Padres for the first time on May 23, 2011.[3]

Tekotte made his major league debut on May 25, 2011, one day after his 24th birthday, pinch-hitting for Mat Latos, lining out to the right fielder Jon Jay.[4]

On November 7, 2012, Tekotte was traded to the Chicago White Sox for minor league pitcher Brandon Kloess after being designated for assignment on November 2.[5] On August 9, 2013, Tekotte hit his first Major League home run against Minnesota Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks. He was outrighted off the White Sox roster on December 6, 2013.

Tekotte was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 3, 2014.[6]

Tekotte signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on January 10, 2015.

Tekotte signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball on March 21, 2016.[7]

Tekotte retired following the 2016 season, and returned to complete his degree at the University of Miami. He has joined the Miami Hurricanes baseball coaching staff for the 2017 season as a student coach.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Tekotte married Jessica Krippelz in November 2015.[9]


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