Esteban Quiroz

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Esteban Quiroz
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Quiroz with Tigres de Quintana Roo in 2016
San Diego Padres
Infielder
Born: (1992-02-17) February 17, 1992 (age 27)
Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Jesús Esteban Quiroz Ortiz (born February 17, 1992) is a Mexican professional baseball infielder in the San Diego Padres organization.

Career[edit]

Quiroz made his professional debut for the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican Baseball League in 2011.[1] He played in Mexico until 2018, primarily at shortstop and second base.[2]

He played for the Mexican national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, and hit a leadoff home run for Mexico in the first game of Pool D.[3] He went 4-for-6 with two home runs (one of them off major leaguer Yusmeiro Petit) and a double. Following his participation in the WBC, Quiroz posted an on-base plus slugging of .916 in for the Leones de Yucatán of the Mexican League. Quiroz registered more walks (64) than strikeouts (41) in 358 plate appearances.

On November 22, 2017, Quiroz signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.[4] He started the 2018 season with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, his first time playing professional baseball outside of Mexico. He played in 15 games before he was placed on the disabled list in late April for surgery for a sports hernia.[5] On August 10, he was sent on a rehabilitation assignment with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, then activated by Portland on August 24.[6] Between the two teams he batted .283 in 106 at bats.[2]

On November 20, 2018, Quiroz was traded to the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitcher Colten Brewer.[7]

He opened the 2019 season with the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Esteban Quiroz, nuevo refuerzo de los Leones de Yucatán – Leones de Yucatán". Leones.mx. November 25, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Esteban Quiroz Mexican, Winter, Fall & Minor Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Kelly, Matt (January 20, 2016). "Mexico's Esteban Quiroz hits leadoff HR | MLB.com". M.mlb.com. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Cole, Mike (November 22, 2017). "Red Sox Sign Esteban Quiroz From Mexican League To Add Second Base Depth". nesn.com. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  5. ^ Bobby Dalbec works on approach in Fall League | MLB.com
  6. ^ "Esteban Quiroz". MiLB.com. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "Padres' Esteban Quiroz: Lands in San Diego". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Felix F. Chavez (July 12, 2019). "Fernando Tatis Jr. won't start in El Paso, but Chihuahuas lineup may still have big names". El Paso Times. Retrieved July 13, 2019.

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