Jeff Kobernus

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Jeff Kobernus
Free agent
Outfielder / Second baseman
Born: (1988-06-30) June 30, 1988 (age 29)
San Leandro, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 25, 2013, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .139
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 1
Stolen bases 3
Teams

Jeffrey Gilbert Kobernus (born June 30, 1988) is an American professional baseball player who is currently a free agent. He played in Major League Baseball for the Washington Nationals in 2013 and 2014.

Career[edit]

Kobernus attended Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California, and the University of California, Berkeley, where he played college baseball for the California Golden Bears baseball team.

Washington Nationals[edit]

The Washington Nationals drafted Kobernus in the second round, with the 50th overall selection, of the 2009 MLB Draft.[1] After the 2012 season, the Boston Red Sox selected Kobernus in the Rule 5 draft, and traded him to the Detroit Tigers. Kobernus competed for a spot with the Tigers as a left fielder,[2] but was returned to the Nationals during spring training.[3]

Kobernus was called up to the Nationals from the Syracuse Chiefs of the Class AAA International League on May 25, 2013.[4] He made his major league debut that day as a pinch runner.[5] The Nationals released Kobernus during spring training in 2015.[6] He played for three minor league teams in the San Francisco Giants organization in 2015, batting a combined .231/.288/.276.[7]

Lancaster Barnstormers[edit]

On March 15, 2016, Kobernus signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Bench coach and baseball operations manager Ross Peeples said in a press release: "He is a guy the Nationals moved from second base to the outfield, and he wants to go back to his original position".[8]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On May 18, 2017, Kobernus signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners. [9] He was released on August 13, 2017. [10]

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