June 19, 1981 |
New Brunswick, New Jersey
|August 20, 2004, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 8, 2004, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Runs batted in||1|
Walter Val Majewski (pronounced my-EFF-skee) (born June 19, 1981 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) is a former American professional baseball outfielder. He played part of one season in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 2004.
Majewski was the Orioles' third-round draft pick in 2002. He began his career with the Aberdeen IronBirds, but was soon promoted to the Delmarva Shorebirds. He played at four different minor league levels in 2003, finishing the year with the high-A Frederick Keys.
After a successful stint with the Double-A Bowie Baysox, he made his debut for the Orioles on August 20, 2004, but suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder and was limited to nine major league games. Despite this, he was named the Orioles' Minor League Player of the Year for 2004. He spent the entire 2005 season on the disabled list.
The club originally thought that the shoulder would not require surgery, but after it failed to heal on its own, Majewski had surgery on it and was sidelined for the 2005 season. In 2006, played for the Ottawa Lynx. In 2007, Majewski split the season between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk, but was released by the Orioles in March 2008.
On June 22, 2008, Majewski signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros and was assigned to Double-A Corpus Christi. In July, he was promoted to the Triple-A Round Rock Express. He became a free agent at the end of the season.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
After starting the 2009 season with the Atlantic League's Camden Riversharks, Majewski signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 11, finishing the season with the Double-A Arkansas Travelers.
In 2010, Majewski returned to the Atlantic League for the start of the season for the third straight season, this time with the York Revolution. Also for the third straight season, he hooked on with a major league organization partway through the season, signing a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics on May 27. After finishing the season with the Double-A Midland RockHounds, he became a free agent.
After returning to the York Revolution for the first half of the 2011 Atlantic League season, Majewski signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on July 25, 2011, and was assigned to the Triple-A Round Rock Express. Following the completion of the Round Rock season, he requested and was given his release. He returned to the York Revolution which had made the Atlantic League playoffs.
- "Sports Shorts", Farmingdale News Transcript, July 11, 2007. Accessed July 27, 2007. "Majewski, who starred at Freehold Township High School, lead the Baysox in batting (.295), hits (98) and runs scored (49), and is second in doubles (23) and RBI (42)."