|Outfielder / Second baseman|
June 30, 1988 |
San Leandro, California
|May 25, 2013, for the Washington Nationals|
(through 2014 season)
|Runs batted in||1|
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.
The Washington Nationals drafted Kobernus in the second round, with the 50th overall selection, of the 2009 MLB Draft. 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, but was returned to the Nationals during spring training.
Kobernus was called up to the Nationals from the Syracuse Chiefs of the Class AAA International League on May 25, 2013. He made his major league debut that day as a pinch runner. The Nationals released Kobernus during spring training in 2015. He played for three minor league teams in the San Francisco Giants organization in 2015, batting a combined .231/.288/.276.
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".
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- "Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland: Speedster Jeff Kobernus 'will get every possible look' as potential outfielder". MLive.com. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
- "Tigers return Rule 5 pick Jeff Kobernus to Nationals". Washington Times. 2013-03-23. Archived from the original on 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
- Wagner, James (May 25, 2013). "Jeff Kobernus arrives in Washington, Yunesky Maya designated for assignment". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
- The Associated Press (May 25, 2013). "Michael Young delivers go-ahead run as Phillies top Nationals". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Jeff Kobernus on Twitter
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