|Michael Robert Garciaparra|
April 2, 1983 |
Garciaparra was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the supplemental 1st round (36th overall) of the 2001 June draft with the pick awarded to the Mariners after the free agent departure of Alex Rodriguez. He spent six years in Seattle's minor league system, topping out with their Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers in 2006.
In 2007, after being claimed off of waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies, Garciaparra was assigned to their Double-A Reading Phillies. By the end of the year, he had been promoted to Triple-A Ottawa. He began 2008 as a member of the Baltimore Orioles organization, playing for their Double-A Bowie Baysox. He was later released and signed by the Milwaukee Brewers and was assigned to their Double-A Huntsville Stars. In 2009, he began the season with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, but was sent back to Huntsville on June 27. In 2010 he split his time between Round Rock Express of the Pacific Coast League and Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League before he retired from baseball.
Garciaparra resides in Redondo Beach, California, and graduated from Don Bosco Technical Institute in June 2001. While there, he was named First Team All-Camino Real League in baseball for three years, handled kicking duties for the school's football team, and played varsity soccer. He missed most of the 2001 high school baseball season while recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL sustained in a football game.
- "Michael Garciaparra." Nashville Sounds. Retrieved on 26 June 2009.