Yamid Haad

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Yamid Haad
Born: (1977-09-02) September 2, 1977 (age 40)
Cartagena, Colombia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 5, 1999, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2005, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .069
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1

Yamid Salcedo Haad (born September 2, 1977 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a former Major League Baseball catcher.

In a brief stint with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1999, Haad went 0-for-1 in one game played. In 2005, he served as the Giant's backup catcher behind Mike Matheny since previous backup Yorvit Torrealba was traded to the Seattle Mariners. Haad's playing time with the Giants was limited to only 10 starts, with Matheny starting the large majority of games, until a steroids suspension ended his season. For the year, he had only two hits in 28 at-bats, for a batting average of .071.

On December 1, 2006, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed him to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training for the 2007 season. On April 9, 2007, Haad signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians.

On June 12, 2008, Haad was called up by the Indians, but on June 19, Haad was designated for assignment in favor of veteran catcher Sal Fasano without appearing in a game.

In February 2009, Haad signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle Mariners double A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx traded Yamid Haad to Portland Beavers.


On May 31, 2006, Haad received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.[1]


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