Irving Falú

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Irving Falú
Irving Falu on May 25, 2012.jpg
Washington Nationals
Second baseman
Born: (1983-06-06) June 6, 1983 (age 34)
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 6, 2012, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .277
Hits 33
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 8
Teams

Irving Falú (born June 6, 1983) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball infielder. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and San Diego Padres.

Medal record
Representing  Puerto Rico
Men's Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Silver medal – second place 2013 San Francisco Team

Career[edit]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

After playing college baseball at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, Falú was drafted by the Royals in the 21st round of the 2003 MLB Draft. He was called up to the major league level for the first time on May 3, 2012.[1] He made his debut on May 6 against the New York Yankees at shortstop, and hit a triple in his first major league at-bat, as well as a base hit with his second at bat.[2] He was released by the Royals on November 25, 2013.[3][4]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

Falú signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on December 4, 2013.[5]

San Diego Padres[edit]

Falu was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres on June 26, 2014.[6]

Return to Milwaukee[edit]

On July 17, Falu was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers.[7]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

Falú, during his tenure with the Louisville Bats, at 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game

On December 3, Falu signed a minor league contract with the Reds, and was assigned to AA Pensacola.[8] He elected free agency on November 6, 2015.[9]

Guerreros de Oaxaca[edit]

On March 4, 2016, Falu signed with the Guerreros de Oaxaca of the Mexican Baseball League.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

On June 5, 2016, Falu signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals.

Washington Nationals[edit]

On January 12, 2017, Falu signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals.

Personal life[edit]

Falú is the cousin of former Royals player and Boston Red Sox first base coach Luis Alicea.[10][11]

His brother, Melvin Falú, was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 28th round of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royals put Yuniesky Betancourt on DL with sprained ankle, call up Irving Falu from Triple-A – The Washington Post". The Washington Post. May 3, 2012. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Robinson Cano's grand slam keys Yanks' trouncing of Royals". ESPN.com. Associated Press. May 6, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kaegel, Dick (November 25, 2013). "Royals request release waivers for Falu". MLB.com. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Dutton, Bob (November 27, 2013). "Royals release Irving Falu, send Noel Arguelles to Omaha on outright assignment". Kansas City Star. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (December 4, 2013). "Brewers sign minor-leaguers Irving Falu, Matt Pagnozzi". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Padres make room for Falu, option Peterson". ESPN.com. Associated Press. June 28, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fordin, Spencer (July 17, 2014). "Infielder Falu rejoins Brewers' organization". MLB.com. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Reds sign IF Irving Falu and RHP Jose De La Torre to minor league deals". Yardbarker. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ Kaegel, Dick (May 3, 2012). "Royals place Betancourt on DL, promote Falu". MLB.com. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ Gruman, Andrew (May 28, 2014). "Brewers notebook: Minor-league signing Falu gets chance with Brewers". Fox Sports. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bears sign Abraham Ayala and Melvin Falu". Our Sports Central. January 19, 2005. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 

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