Daniel Fields

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Daniel Fields
Daniel Fields on May 31, 2013.jpg
Fields batting for the Erie SeaWolves, double-A affiliates of the Tigers, in 2013
Free agent
Outfielder
Born: (1991-01-23) January 23, 1991 (age 25)
Detroit, Michigan
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 4, 2015, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average .333
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams
Fields batting for the Lakeland Flying Tigers, advanced-A affiliates of the Tigers, in 2012

Daniel L. Fields (born January 23, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Detroit Tigers in 2015.

Career[edit]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

Fields was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in Detroit Michigan.[1] Fields started his career with the High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers in 2010. He hit .240/.343/.371 with eight home runs. He spent the 2011 season with Lakeland hitting .220/.308/.326 with eight home runs. He again started the 2012 season with Lakeland but was promoted to Double-A Erie SeaWolves after hitting .266/.318/.357 with one home run in 62 games. In 29 games with Erie he hit .264/.352/.358 with two home runs. He spent the 2013 season with Erie, hitting .284/.356/.435.[2] He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[3] He played for Erie, the Gulf Coast Tigers and Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens in 2014 and started the 2015 season with Toledo.

Fields was called up to the majors for the first time on June 2, 2015.[4] Fields made his major league debut on June 4. He recorded his first career major league hit, a double in the 9th inning off Dan Otero of the Oakland Athletics.[5] He was designated for assignment by the Tigers on September 8, 2015. Fields struggled down the stretch, batting just .206 (52-for-253) to finish with a .229 (103-for-450) average, 26 doubles, eight triples, seven home runs, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases with the Mud Hens.[6]

Chicago White Sox / Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

Fields was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers on September 10, 2015.[7] On December 7, 2015, he was then claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers.[8] They designated him for assignment on December 30[9] and he was claimed on waivers by the Chicago White Sox on January 7.[10] He hit .216 in 32 games for the AAA Charlotte Knights and was released on May 27, 2016 and re-signed with the Dodgers on a minor league contract on June 7. He played in 10 games for the Oklahoma City Dodgers and hit .250. The Dodgers released him on August 4, 2016.[11]

Personal[edit]

Fields is the son of former MLB player, Bruce Fields.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kornacki, Steve (September 11, 2009). "Tigers Draft Pick Daniel Fields Takes Batting Practice at Comerica Park". MLive. Booth Newspapers. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sipple, George (August 11, 2013). "Detroit Tigers Farmhand Daniel Fields Enjoying Career Numbers in Erie". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tigers Purchase Contracts of Seven Players" (Press release). Detroit Tigers. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Iott, Chris (June 2, 2015). "Detroit Tigers to Promote Outfielder Daniel Fields from Triple-A Toledo". MLive. Booth Newspapers. Retrieved June 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ Zúñiga, Alejandro (June 4, 2015). "In unexpected debut, Fields sees it all". MLB.com. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ Beck, Jason (September 8, 2015). "Tigers call up 4, designate Fields". MLB.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ Iott, Chris (September 10, 2015). "Outfielder Daniel Fields claimed off waivers by Milwaukee Brewers: 'It's bittersweet'". MLive. Booth Newspapers. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ Weisman, Jon (December 7, 2015). "Another claim check: Dodgers add OF Daniel Fields". dodgers.com. 
  9. ^ Gurnick, Ken (December 30, 2015). "Dodgers ink Kazmir to 3-year contract". mlb.com. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ White Sox Claim Daniel Fields From Dodgers
  11. ^ Minami, Craig (August 5, 2016). "Dennis Santana wins third straight decision, Loons fly high in 12-3 victory". SB Nation. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  12. ^ Emrich, Robert (January 2, 2013). "Fields' Time with Dad Paying Off". MiLB.com. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 

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