Luis Jiménez (first baseman)

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Luis Antonio Jiménez
Luis Antonio Jiménez on November 7, 2015.jpg
Jiménez with the Venezuela national team in 2015 WBSC Premier12 warm-up game
Diablos Rojos del México
First baseman
Born: (1982-05-07) May 7, 1982 (age 35)
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Professional debut
NPB: 2009, for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
MLB: September 4, 2012, for the Seattle Mariners
NPB statistics
Batting average .231
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 14
MLB statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting average .059
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams

Luis Antonio Jiménez Camacaro (born May 7, 1982) is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman who has played for the Seattle Mariners in Major League Baseball and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Nippon Professional Baseball. Jiménez throws and bats left-handed.

MLB Career[edit]

Jimenez signed by the Oakland Athletics on January 18, 1999, Jiménez played for various minor league teams for the A's, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Minnesota Twins before being signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract on February 1, 2006. With the Portland Sea Dogs in 2006, Jiménez hit 17 home runs and batted in 70 runs, with a .276 batting average. The Boston Red Sox organization re-signed him to a minor league contract on December 20, 2006, and invited him to participate in the Red Sox' 2007 spring training.[1] During the 2007 season as a member of the Bowie Baysox, he hit 22 home runs while batting .328. On November 27, 2007, the Washington Nationals signed him to a minor league contract. He began the 2008 season with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators and he became a free agent at the end of the season.

Seattle Mariners[edit]

He was signed minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners in before 2011 Season. He was called up in September 2012, Jiménez hit no home runs and batted in no runs, with a .059 batting average.

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

On December 11, 2012, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that Jiménez had been signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.[2] Jiménez started the 2013 season with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. He was named International League 'Batter of the Week' for April 15 to 21. His week included 8 RBIs in one game.[3]

International Carrerr[edit]

He was selected to the roster for the Venezuela national baseball team at the 2015 WBSC Premier12.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petraglia, Mike (20 December 2006). "Sox sign eight to Minor League deals". MLB.com. Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Buffalo Bisons website
  3. ^ "Jimenez named IL Batter of the Week". Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "VEN Roster". World Baseball Softball Confederation: WBSC. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 

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