Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Oriole #745- Chad Mottola
On June 30, 2004, Chad became the 745th player to suit up for the Orioles. He spent only one week with the Orioles, but appeared in six games over that time, accruing 2 hits, including a homer, over 14 at-bats.
Chad's career began promisingly, as he was the Reds' first round pick (fifth overall) in the 1992 draft, but he was never able to regularly crack a Major League lineup and appeared in just 59 MLB games for four different franchises during the 16 years he played professionally. Once he hung up his spikes after the 2007 season, he became a coach in the Blue Jays system and most recently has spent time as the hitting coach for their AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s.