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Chadden Michael Kreuter (/ˈkrtər/; born August 26, 1964) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball and the former head coach of the USC Trojans baseball team. He is the current manager of the St. Lucie Mets in the Florida State League.

Chad Kreuter
Born: (1964-08-26) August 26, 1964 (age 55)
Greenbrae, California
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1988, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
April 27, 2003, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Batting average.237
Home runs54
Runs batted in274
Chad Kreuter
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Amateur World Series
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Cuba Team

Playing careerEdit

Kreuter played for seven different ballclubs during his career: the Texas Rangers (1988–91, 2003), Detroit Tigers (1992–94), Seattle Mariners (1995), Chicago White Sox (1996–97, 1998), Anaheim Angels (1997–98), Kansas City Royals (1999) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2000–02). He made his major league debut on September 14, 1988 as the starting catcher wearing #7, and played his final game on April 27, 2003 as the starting catcher wearing #12.

Kreuter's best season was 1993 with the Tigers, when he batted .286 with 15 home runs and slugged .484, while appearing in a career high 119 games.

Kreuter's career included the unusual occurrence that he was traded from the White Sox to the Angels twice. The White Sox sent him along with Tony Phillips to the Angels on May 18, 1997, and after he signed back with the Sox as a free-agent in the off-season, they again sent him to Anaheim on September 18, 1998.

Coaching careerEdit

Kreuter was named the coach of the USC Trojans on June 2, 2006, after former coach Mike Gillespie (who is also his father-in-law) retired. He was relieved as head coach on August 9, 2010, posting a 111–117 record in four years.[1]

Kreuter was named as the manager for the St. Lucie Mets of the New York Mets organization for the 2018 season.

Personal lifeEdit

In December 2009, he was sued by former battery-mate Chan Ho Park and Ken Collier for non-repayment of a $460,000 loan.[2]


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