Monday, February 27, 2012
Oriole #725- Jose Morban
Jose made his Orioles and MLB debut on April 6, 2003 and spent the entire season with the team, appearing in 61 games. He was typically used as a pinch hitter or pinch runner, but also played the middle infield positions and was a DH on occasion. Those 61 games turned out to be the extent of Jose's big league career.
I feel like it's rather uncommon for a player to spend an entire season with a team in the Majors, but then never play another inning in the bigs. It looks like Jose had been selected by the Twins in the December 2002 Rule 5 draft from the Rangers, and the Orioles in turn plucked him off waivers from the Twins, so maybe he had to remain on the roster for the entire season, but who knows? That's a little too in-depth for me to understand.