Ehire Adrianza

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Ehire Adrianza
Ehíré Adríanza before the 2016 NL Wild Card Game (cropped).jpg
Adrianza with the San Francisco Giants in 2016
Minnesota Twins – No. 16
Shortstop
Born: (1989-08-21) August 21, 1989 (age 28)
Miranda, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 2013, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Batting average .236
Hits 107
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 50
Teams

Ehire Enrique Adrianza Palma (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈei̯ɾe að̞ˈɾʝãn̟sa]; born August 21, 1989) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the San Francisco Giants.

Career[edit]

He began his professional career in 2006, playing for the DSL Giants and hitting .156 in 122 at-bats. In 2007, he played again for the DSL Giants, improving his batting average to .241 in 249 at-bats, stealing 23 bases in 29 attempts.

He played in the United States for the first time in 2008, splitting the season between three teams – the AZL Giants (15 games), Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (one game) and the Fresno Grizzlies (two games). Overall, he hit a combined .288 in 66 at-bats.

After hitting .258 in 388 at-bats for the Augusta Greenjackets in 2009, Adrianza helped the San Jose Giants win the California League Championship in 2010. He hit .256 in 445 at-bats, stealing 33 bases in 48 attempts.[1] He would remain in San Jose during the bulk of the 2011 season. In 2011, Adrianza batted .300 with 3 home runs and 27 RBIs.

Adrianza made his MLB debut on September 8, 2013, against the Arizona Diamondbacks,[2] and in doing so became the 300th Venezuelan to play in Major League Baseball.[3] He entered the game as a pinch runner in the 11th inning and scored the winning run in a 3–2 victory.[4]

Adrianza hit his first career home run on September 22, 2013 against the New York Yankees. He broke up a no-hit bid by Andy Pettitte in his final start at Yankee Stadium. He appeared in 105 games over the 2014-2015 campaigns with San Francisco, driving in 16 runs and taking the field primarily as a middle infielder.[5] On April 9, 2016, Adrianza homered off Clayton Kershaw for his 2nd career home run. Adrianza and the Giants avoided salary arbitration on December 3, agreeing to a one-year, $600,000 contract.[6] The Giants designated him for assignment on January 24, 2017.[7]

On January 31, 2017, Adrianza was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers.[8] Adrianza was subsequently designated for assignment on February 2, 2017.[9] On February 6, he was claimed by the Minnesota Twins.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BR Minors
  2. ^ "Ehire Adrianza Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "INFOGRAFÍA: Los 300 venezolanos en Grandes Ligas" (in Spanish). liderendeportes.com. September 9, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sep 8, 2013, Diamondbacks at Giants Play by Play and Box Score". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/adriaeh01.shtml
  6. ^ Adams, Steve; Todd, Jeff (December 3, 2016). "Players Avoiding Arbitration: Friday". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved December 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ Todd, Jeff (January 24, 2017). "Giants Designate Ehire Adrianza". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  8. ^ Todd, Jeff (January 31, 2017). "Brewers Claim Ehire Adrianza, Designate Rob Scahill". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  9. ^ Todd, Jeff. "Brewers Claim Jesus Aguilar, Designate Ehire Adrianza". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  10. ^ Polishuk, Mark (February 6, 2017). "Twins Claim Ehire Adrianza, Designate Pat Light". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 

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