Félix Escalona

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Félix Escalona
Free agent – No. 5, 29
Shortstop, Second Base
Born: (1979-03-12) March 12, 1979 (age 38)
Puerto Cabello, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 2002, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
MLB statistics
(through 2008 season)
Batting average .209
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 13
Hits 43

Félix Eduardo Escalona (born March 12, 1979 in Puerto Cabello, Carabobo State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the De Angelis Godo of Italy's Serie A1.

He was signed by the Houston Astros as an amateur free agent in 1995 and drafted by the San Francisco Giants from Houston in the 2001 Rule 5 Draft. Later, he was selected off waivers by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2002, making his major league debut in that season. In 2003, Escalona was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles, but did not play in the majors for them.

In 2004, Escalona signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and was invited to spring training. He started the season with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers and was recalled to the majors in September. Escalona was released by the Yankees during the 2006 season.

In 2008, Escalona signed with the Ottawa Rapidz of the Can-Am League, but was released on July 6, 2008.

In February 2009, Escalona signed with the De Angelis Godo of Italy's Serie A1.

In a four-season major league career, Escalona is a .213 hitter with 13 RBI and 20 runs in 84 games.

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