Cody Clark (baseball)
|Kansas City Royals|
|Catcher / Coach|
|Born: September 14, 1981|
|August 23, 2013, for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 2013, for the Houston Astros|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||0|
|As a player
As a coach
|Career highlights and awards|
Douglas Cody Clark (born September 14, 1981) is an American professional baseball catcher. He played for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball during the 2013 season. He is currently an advanced scout for the Kansas City Royals.
Clark attended Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Toronto Blue Jays selected Clark in the 48th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft, but Clark did not sign. He enrolled at the University of Arkansas and played college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team in 2002 before transferring Wichita State University to play for the Wichita State Shockers baseball team.
Kansas City Royals
He signed with the Kansas City Royals organization in 2007. After a disappointing 2008 season in Class AA of the minor leagues, Clark considered retirement. He again considered retiring after the 2012 season.
Clark signed with the Houston Astros organization before the 2013 season. The Astros promoted Clark to the major leagues for the first time on August 23, 2013, when they placed Max Stassi on the disabled list. On September 13, 2013, in a game against the Los Angeles Angels, Clark got his first hit in the Major Leagues off of starter Jason Vargas. He was outrighted off the Astros roster on October 2, 2013.
Clark retired after the 2013 season, and joined the Kansas City Royals as their instant replay coordinator for the 2014 season. During the season, he became the Royals' bullpen catcher. After the 2016 season, he was reassigned to a scout.
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- Suellentrop, Paul. "WSU notes: Well-rounded Isaiah Wilkins has Wichita State on his list | Wichita Eagle". Kansas.com. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
- "Ultimate Astros » Astros' Cody Clark comes just short of perfect end to storybook week". Blog.chron.com. August 25, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
- "Ultimate Astros » Stassi goes on 7-day DL, Cody Clark gets a shot in the majors". Blog.chron.com. July 14, 2008. Retrieved August 25, 2013.