D'Angelo Jiménez

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D'Angelo Jiménez
Second baseman
Born: (1977-12-21) December 21, 1977 (age 38)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1999, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 2007, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
Batting average .263
Home runs 36
Runs batted in 228
Teams

D'Angelo Jiménez (born Dec. 21, 1977) is a former Major League Baseball player. He is an infielder that plays primarily second base. He made his major league debut with the New York Yankees in 1999. He had been considered one of the Yankees top prospects, but in early 2000 Jiménez injured his back in a car crash that required him to miss the 2000 season. [1] His career never recovered.

In 2002, Jiménez appeared in a game as a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. He pitched 1 13 innings, allowing no hits and no runs. On October 23, 2006, Jiménez was released by the Oakland Athletics making him a free agent.

Jiménez started 2007 with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. The Washington Nationals purchased his contract on April 4, 2007. He appeared primarily as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacement, but he was not a successful hitter. On July 19, 2007, Jimenez was called as a pinch hitter and drove in the game-winning single after being in a horrible slump batting .040.[2]

He signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Dec. 19, 2007, and became a free agent at the end of the season. On April 17, 2009 Jimenez signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. Later in the year he played for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League On June 19, 2010, he signed with the Minnesota Twins and was assigned to the Rochester Red Wings. Previously he was playing baseball in Mexico. He spent 2013 with the Camden Riversharks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BASEBALL; Top Yanks Prospect Is Hurt in Accident by BUSTER OLNEY. The New York Times, January 27, 2000 http://www.nytimes.com/2000/01/27/sports/baseball-top-yanks-prospect-is-hurt-in-accident.html
  2. ^ Nats top Rockies in 10, July 19 2007

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