Kevin Reese

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Kevin Reese
Born: (1978-03-11) March 11, 1978 (age 39)
San Diego, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
November 16, 2005, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
July 4, 2006, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Batting average .385
Hits 9
Runs batted in 1

Kevin Patrick Reese (born March 11, 1978) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who last played for the New York Yankees Triple-A club, the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees.

Reese attended the University of San Diego, where he played college baseball for the Toreros from 1997-2000.[1]

After spending several seasons in the minor leagues, Reese was called up to the New York Yankees on June 26, 2005, due to an injury to outfielder Hideki Matsui. In his first major league plate appearance, which came against the New York Mets, Reese drew a walk. In his first official major league at-bat, Reese struck out. Later the same week, he was returned to the minor leagues by the team.

On May 12, 2006, Reese was recalled by the Yankees from the Columbus Clippers to serve as a backup outfielder after Hideki Matsui broke his wrist. He collected his first major league hit in a game against the Mets, on May 20, 2006. He spent all year with the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees. Reese was designated for assignment on August 14, 2007. He was outrighted back to the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees a day later.

After receiving no offers to attend major league spring training following the 2007 season, Reese retired from playing and accepted a job with the New York Yankees as a scout for the South Atlantic and the Carolina Leagues.[2][3][4] As of the 2016, he was the Yankees' director of professional scouting.[5]


  1. ^ "University of San Diego Baseball Players Who Made it to a Major League Baseball Team". Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Kevin Reese update > > SWB Yankees Blog on
  3. ^ Kepner, Tyler (March 1, 2009). "Yanks' Top Scout Has Eye for Talent and Ear for Nuance". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Kepner, Tyler (February 28, 2009). "Yanks’ Top Scout Has Eye for Talent and Ear for Nuance". The New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ Norris, Josh, ed. (2016). Baseball America 2016 Directory. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-62-6. 

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