May 24, 1987 |
|May 25, 2011, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 11, 2013, for the Chicago White Sox|
(through 2013 season)
|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  and 2008. 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.
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. 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 signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on January 10, 2015.
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.
Tekotte married Jessica Krippelz in November 2015.
- "Columbia's Tekotte in College World Series"
- "Blake Tekotte player bio"
- Padres demote right fielder Will Venable, call up Blake Tekotte
- Missourian Staff (2011-05-25). "Former Hickman star makes Major League debut". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
- Padres get RHP Kloess from Chisox for OF Tekotte
- Baer, Bill,"Diamondbacks acquire Blake Tekotte from the White Sox for cash" NBC Sports, August 3, 2014
- "DUCKS INK FORMER BIG LEAGUE OUTFIELDER"
- University of Miami coaches list
- Blake Tekotte wedding
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Miami Hurricanes bio
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