Didi Gregorius

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Didi Gregorius
Didi Gregorius on July 22, 2013.jpg
Gregorious with the Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 1
Shortstop
Born: (1990-02-18) February 18, 1990 (age 24)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bats: LeftThrows: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 2012 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
(through 2014 Season)
Batting average.243
Home runs13
Runs batted in57
Teams
 
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Didi Gregorius
Didi Gregorius on July 22, 2013.jpg
Gregorious with the Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 1
Shortstop
Born: (1990-02-18) February 18, 1990 (age 24)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bats: LeftThrows: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 2012 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
(through 2014 Season)
Batting average.243
Home runs13
Runs batted in57
Teams

Mariekson Julius Gregorius (born February 18, 1990) is a Dutch professional baseball shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball.

Professional career[edit]

Didi Gregorius was signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 2007.[1] He was added to the Reds 40 man roster on November 18, 2011.[2] On September 1, 2012, the Reds promoted Gregorius to the major leagues as a September call-up.[3] Gregorius made his Major League debut vs the Philadelphia Phillies, on September 5, 2012.

After the 2012 season, the Reds traded Gregorius to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a three team trade that also involved the Cleveland Indians. The Reds sent Gregorius to Cleveland along with Drew Stubbs in exchange for Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald. The Tribe then flipped Gregorius to Arizona with reliever Tony Sipp and infielder Lars Anderson for pitchers Trevor Bauer, Bryan Shaw and Matt Albers.[4]

On April 18, 2013, Gregorius hit his first career home run off of Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes on the first pitch. On March 24, 2014 it was rumoured that Gregorius will be traded to Pittsburgh Pirates.[5] On April 19, 2014, he hit three home runs which gave the Reno Aces a 10-7 win over the Las Vegas 51s.[6] On June 15, 2014 he shook hands with Kirk Gibson after his team won 6-3 against Los Angeles Dodgers.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Gregorius resides in Curaçao.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Didi Gregorius". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mark Sheldon (November 18, 2011). "Reds add six players to 40-man roster". Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. 
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  4. ^ Zack Meisel (December 11, 2012). "Tribe gets Bauer from D-backs, Choo heads to Reds". MLB.com. Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ Alex Skillin (March 24, 2014). "Pirates have inquired about Didi Gregorius". SB Nation. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Didi Gregorius Hits Walk Off Homer" (Press release). KTVN. April 19, 2014. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Craig Grialou (June 19, 2014). "Arizona Diamondbacks' Didi Gregorius: 'I'm ready to play' regardless of position". Arizona Diamondbacks. Archived from the original on June 24, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ Jesse Sanchez (April 21, 2013). "Shortstop trio putting Curacao on the map". Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 

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