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|First baseman / Outfielder|
July 19, 1963 |
|September 8, 1987, for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 23, 1996, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Runs batted in||289|
|Career highlights and awards|
Mark Carreon (born July 19, 1963) is a former first baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball. He was selected by the New York Mets in the 8th round of the 1981 draft out of Salpointe Catholic High School.
He made his major league debut on September 8, 1987. From 1987 through 1996, he played for the New York Mets (1987–1991), Detroit Tigers (1992), San Francisco Giants (1993–1996) and Cleveland Indians (1996). He also played two seasons in Japan for the Chiba Lotte Marines in 1997 and 1998. Mark is the son of former major league catcher Cam Carreon.
On December 13, 2007, Carreon was named in the Mitchell Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation Into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball.
Carreon was a rarity, in that he threw left-handed but batted right-handed, as a non-pitcher.
Mark Carreon spent the next two years playing pro ball in Japan for the Chiba Lotte Marines after the 1996 season.
Late in 1999, Carreon was reported as missing by his mother, but was later found safe.
- List of second-generation Major League Baseball players
- List of Major League Baseball players named in the Mitchell Report
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- Teibel, David L. (1 December 1999). "Ex-big-leaguer found safe in La". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved 2 November 2015.