Jason during batting practice at the Rangers home opener on Apr 8, 2008.
|Grand Prairie Airhogs – No. 99|
July 26, 1980 |
Paso Robles, California
|September 14, 2005, for the Texas Rangers|
|Runs batted in||28|
Jason Carl Botts (born July 26, 1980) is a Major League Baseball infielder for the Grand Prairie AirHogs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
Botts made his major league debut for the Texas Rangers on September 14, 2005, against the Baltimore Orioles, and had a total of 27 at-bats in that month. His fortunes at the plate were somewhat mixed: he scored 8 hits and 3 RBI, but also struck out 13 times.
On May 28, 2006, Botts started as the DH against the Oakland Athletics. He hit his first major league home run into the upper deck at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington against the A's Kirk Saarloos in the 2nd inning. On August 1, 2007, Botts was called up by the Texas Rangers to be the designated hitter for the remainder of the 2007 season. Through his first eight games, he had a .219 batting average with one home run and four RBI.
On June 4, 2008, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan's Pacific League acquired him from the Texas Rangers. He also played in the Mexican Pacific League for the Yaquis de Obregón, Tomateros de Culiacán and most recently for Cañeros de Los Mochis .
Return to the United States
On March 26, 2011, Botts signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies. He was released on April 7.
- Jason Botts Acquired By Nippon Ham, MLBTradeRumors.com, June 4, 2008.
- Minor League Transactions, MLBTradeRumors.com, January 12, 2010.
- White Sox Release Daniel Cabrera, Jason Botts, MLBTradeRumors.com, March 17, 2010.
- Nats pen Botts to minor league deal
- The Camden connection
- Mets Sign Jason Botts, MLBTradeRumors.com, May 19, 2011.
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