Sunday, January 22, 2012

Oriole # 758- Jeff Fiorentino


Jeff's name has come up in a few posts over the years but I've never gone into too much detail about him, so I'll do that today. Not like there is a ton of things to write about him, but I'll cover the basics. 

Jeff made his Orioles debut on May 12, 2005, and was very oddly called up to the Big Leagues from hi-A Frederick, having never even played at the AA level before appearing in the Majors. I think this says more about the lack of OF depth the O's had back then than anything else, since he wasn't exactly setting the Carolina League on fire. 

To date, he has had two stints with the Orioles, the first in 2005-06 and the second in 2009 (not to mention a third time in the organization in early 2011), but I wouldn't be surprised if he plays for the team again since he always seems to boomerang back to Baltimore. 

Since 2008, here is the list of his transactions from Baseball-Reference.com:


And that doesn't even list 2010, which he spent as a member of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan. 

So who knows where Jeff will end up next, but good luck to him wherever that may be. And we will probably see you back in Baltimore some day. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks a bit like joe mahoney's autograph

Ryan said...

Yes it does, good call. And kind of strange since their last names are very different.