Steve Lomasney

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Steve Lomasney
Born: (1977-08-29) August 29, 1977 (age 39)
Melrose, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 3, 1999, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1999, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
AVG .000
HR 0
Career highlights and awards

Steve Lomasney (born August 29, 1977 in Melrose, Massachusetts, USA) was in the late 1990s a highly regarded catching prospect for the Boston Red Sox. During his career, he batted and threw right-handed, stood 6 feet tall, and weighed 195 pounds.

He starred for Peabody High School in Peabody, Massachusetts in both baseball and football. He became a local hero when he caught for the Peabody High School baseball team that won the Greater Boston League Championship as well quarterbacking (and playing defensive end for) two Massachusetts Super Bowl teams. He was named the MVP of the Greater Boston League, Player of the Year, and a member of All-Scholastic teams in football and baseball.

After being drafted by Boston in the 5th round of the 1995 amateur draft, he signed with the Red Sox on June 29, 1995. He instantly became a rising star in the system (and given his roots, a much-hoped-for future Fenway favorite), peaking with his being named Minor League Player of the Year for Boston's Class A affiliate in Sarasota. However, a series of injuries derailed his career from that point forward.

His major league career consisted of a single game at Baltimore on October 3, 1999 (the final regular-season game of the century for the Red Sox), in which he came into the game as a defensive replacement for Jason Varitek in the bottom of the fifth inning. He batted twice, striking out both times, and was replaced by Scott Hatteberg in the 10th inning in a game the Red Sox went on to win in the 10th, 1-0.

Lomasney suffered a serious eye injury when hit with a batted ball while with the Pawtucket Red Sox late in 2001, and his eyesight never fully recovered. He remained in the Red Sox organization until 2002, when he was granted free agency. He moved through the farm systems of Baltimore, Cincinnati and Minnesota, before being released by the Twins on August 3, 2006.