Cody Clark (baseball)

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Cody Clark
Cody Clark on July 22, 2013.jpg
Clark batting for the Oklahoma City RedHawks, triple-A affiliates of the Houston Astros, in 2013
Kansas City Royals
Catcher / Coach
Born: (1981-09-14) September 14, 1981 (age 37)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 23, 2013, for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 2013, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average.105
Hits4
Home runs0
Runs batted in0
Teams
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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1][2]

Texas Rangers[edit]

The Texas Rangers drafted Clark in the 11th round of the 2003 MLB Draft, and he signed.[1]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Clark played in minor league baseball for the Rangers, then Atlanta Braves, and in independent baseball.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

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.[3]

Houston Astros[edit]

Clark signed with the Houston Astros organization before the 2013 season.[1] 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.[4] 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.

Coaching career[edit]

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.[5] After the 2016 season, he was reassigned to a scout.

Personal[edit]

Clark's father, Doug, played minor league baseball for the Oakland Athletics' organization. His wife, Jordan, was pregnant with their first child when he was first promoted to the majors.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Department, Naturals PR (April 10, 2008). "Cody Clark Promoted to Astros | Northwest Arkansas Naturals News". Milb.com. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Suellentrop, Paul. "WSU notes: Well-rounded Isaiah Wilkins has Wichita State on his list | Wichita Eagle". Kansas.com. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Ultimate Astros » Astros' Cody Clark comes just short of perfect end to storybook week". Blog.chron.com. August 25, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ http://blog.chron.com/ultimateastros/2014/10/24/one-time-astro-cody-clark-reaches-world-series-as-a-bullpen-catcher/

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