Moisés Sierra

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Moisés Sierra
Moisés Sierra on August 31, 2012.jpg
Kansas City Royals
Right fielder
Born: (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 26)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 31, 2012 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .243
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 37
Teams
Medal record
Representing Dominican Republic
Men’s Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Gold medal – first place 2013 San Francisco Team

Moisés Sierra (born September 24, 1988) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox.

Minor league career[edit]

Sierra began his professional career in 2006, playing for the DSL Blue Jays. That year, he hit .253 with 4 home runs, 26 RBIs, and 17 stolen bases in 69 games. He played for the GCL Blue Jays in 2007, hitting .203 with 5 home runs and 15 RBIs. In 2008, he was with the Lansing Lugnuts, with whom he hit .246 with 9 home runs, 39 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases. He split 2009 between the Dunedin Blue Jays and New Hampshire Fisher Cats, hitting a combined .292 with 6 home runs and 62 RBIs.

In 2010, he split the season between the GCL Blue Jays and Dunedin, hitting a combined .211 in 20 games.[1]

In 2013, he played for Buffalo in the International League and the Blue Jays in the Gulf League, hitting a combined .262 in 103 games.[2]

Major league career[edit]

Sierra was brought up to the Toronto Blue Jays on July 31, 2012, following the trades of Travis Snider and Eric Thames. At the time of his call-up, Sierra was batting .289 with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs in 100 games at Triple-A Las Vegas[3] Sierra made his debut that night against the Seattle Mariners, and recorded his first career hit in his first at bat.[4][5] On August 13, Sierra hit his first career home run, a solo shot off Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy. In 2012 he batted .224, in 147 at bats.[6]

The Blue Jays optioned Sierra to the Buffalo Bisons on March 3, 2013.[7] Sierra was called up to the Blue Jays on August 21, when Jose Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list.[8]

Sierra playing for the Chicago White Sox in 2014

Sierra started the 2014 season on the Blue Jays' 25-man roster. He was designated for assignment on May 1.[9] On May 3, he was claimed by the Chicago White Sox.[10] Sierra found regular time as a reserve outfielder for the White Sox in 2014, hitting .279 with two home runs, before going on the disabled list with a strained oblique on August 16.[11] On October 24, Sierra was claimed by the Kansas City Royals.[12] He was designated for assignment and then outrighted to Triple-A in December.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BR Minors". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Moises Sierra Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (July 31, 2012). "Toronto recalls Sierra, option Carreno, Crawford". Bluejays.com. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (August 1, 2012). "Sierra makes Major League debut in right field". Bluejays.com. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (August 1, 2012). "Blue Jays fall on frustrating night for Laffey". MLB.com. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Moises Sierra Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Major League Baseball Transactions". MLB.com. March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ Simmons, Jeff (August 21, 2013). "Blue Jays recall Sierra to fill in for Bautista". Sportsnet. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (May 1, 2014). "Blue Jays designate Sierra in roster shakeup". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Blue Jays' Sierra claimed off waivers by White Sox". TSN.ca. May 3, 2014. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ WHITE SOX MAKE FIVE ROSTER MOVES
  12. ^ Gleeman, Aaron (October 24, 2014). "Royals claim Moises Sierra off waivers from White Sox". hardballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  13. ^ Polishuk, Mark (December 24, 2014). "Minor Moves: Sierra, Coleman, Albers". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 

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