Jim Adduci (baseball, born 1985)

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Jim Adduci
Jim Adduci on August 30, 2013.jpg
Adduci playing for the Round Rock Express, triple-A affiliates of the Texas Rangers, in 2013
Detroit Tigers
Outfielder
Born: (1985-05-15) May 15, 1985 (age 31)
Burnaby, British Columbia
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 1, 2013, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2014, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .189
Home runs 1
Runs Batted In 8
Teams

James Charles Adduci (born May 15, 1985) is a Canadian professional baseball outfielder in the Detroit Tigers organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers, and in the KBO League for the Lotte Giants.

He grew up in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Adduci attended Evergreen Park Community High School, where he was a two sport star in baseball and basketball. Adduci batted over .500 his junior season and .550 his senior season. He earned team MVP, all conference, and all area in his junior and senior seasons. Adduci was named an all state honourable mention by both the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune following his senior season. The Florida Marlins drafted Adduci in the 42nd round of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the Chicago Cubs as a free agent in 2010.

On November 12, 2012, Adduci signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers. He spent the 2013 season with the Triple-A Round Rock Express, and made his major league debut on September 1, 2013.[1]

On July 1, 2016, the Giants put Adduci on waivers after he tested positive for doping with the pain medication, and banned substance, oxycodon.[2] It was announced that Adduci would be banned from 36 games, resulting in Adduci leaving the KBO League.[3] The Lotte Giants were later fined 10 million won for inadequate player management due to the failed doping test.[4]

On January 10, 2017, Adduci signed a minor-league contract with the Detroit Tigers.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Adduci's father is former Major League Baseball player Jim Adduci.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rangers plan to add seven on Sunday
  2. ^ "Adduci exits KBO over pain meds". 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Adduci exits KBO over pain meds". 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Lotte Giants fined for ex-player's doping". Retrieved 2016-07-11. 
  5. ^ Beck, Jason (January 10, 2017). "Tigers sign Minors contracts with 22 players". MLB.com. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 

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