Cowgill with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
|San Diego Padres|
April 28, 1986 |
|July 26, 2011, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||57|
Collin Brannen Cowgill (born April 28, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the San Diego Padres organization. He previously played in MLB for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the Cleveland Indians. Prior to his professional career, Cowgill played college baseball for the University of Kentucky.
Cowgill attended the University of Kentucky, where he played college baseball for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team. In his final season at Kentucky, he was named a third-team All-American by Rivals.
New York Mets
On December 18, 2012, the Athletics traded Cowgill to the New York Mets for Jefry Marté. Cowgill hit the first grand slam for the Mets on Opening Day in 18 years when he hit one in the 7th inning against the San Diego Padres.
Cowgill was named the starting center fielder for the Mets for 2013 after an impressive spring training. After a poor start to the season, Cowgill was set to platoon in center field with Jordany Valdespin. Cowgill was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on May 3 when the Mets recalled Andrew Brown. On June 18, 2013, Cowgill was designated for assignment by the Mets.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
On June 24, 2013, the Mets traded Cowgill to the Angels in exchange for minor league outfielder Kyle Johnson. On June 10, 2014, Collin Cowgill hit his first walk-off home run in the bottom of the 14th inning to beat the Oakland A's 2-1.
Cowgill was traded from the Angels to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations on December 2, 2015. He played in nine games for the Indians, including opening day, before being optioned to the minor league Columbus Clippers. The Indians designated Cowgill for assignment on September 1, 2016 and outrighted him to Columbus on September 2.
Cowgill elected free agency on October 5, 2016.
San Diego Padres
Cowgill signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres in 2017, that included an invitation to spring training.
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