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Edwin Daniel Bellorín Morales (born February 21, 1982 in San Félix, Venezuela) is a former catcher.

Edwin Bellorín
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Bellorin with the Omaha Royals in 2010
Catcher
Born: (1982-02-21) February 21, 1982 (age 37)
San Félix, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 7, 2007, for the Colorado Rockies
Last appearance
June 6, 2009, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through 2008 season)
Batting average.200
Home runs0
Runs batted in0
Teams

CareerEdit

Bellorín was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 10, 1998, as an undrafted free agent. He spent six years in the Dodgers minor league system, never playing more than 100 games in a season. He declared free agency on October 15, 2006, and would later sign with the Colorado Rockies for the 2007 season. He began the year with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Rockies Triple-A affiliate. On August 6, 2007, he had his contract purchased by the big league club. He replaced struggling catcher Chris Ianetta on the Rockies' active roster.

On August 7, 2007, Bellorín played in his first MLB game, which was an 11–4 Rockies home win over the Milwaukee Brewers.[1] He made one plate appearance, hitting into a double play, then injured his hamstring running to first base. He was placed on the disabled list afterwards.[2]

On September 24, 2008, Bellorín recorded his first MLB hit, an infield single, off Billy Sadler in the top of the seventh inning of a Rockies 15–6 road victory over the San Francisco Giants.[3][4]

Bellorín re-signed with the Rockies on January 14, 2009.[5]

He was declared a minor league free agent on October 16, 2009.[6]

The Royals have traded minor league catcher Edwin Bellorin to the Astros for cash considerations, tweets Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. The club promoted backstop Manuel Pina from Double-A to the club's Triple-A affiliate in his place.

After spending the first six years of his professional career in the Dodgers' farm system, Bellorin was with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate from 2007 through 2009. During that span he made eight big league appearances with the club. With Triple-A Omaha in 2010, the 28-year-old hit just .162/.231/.185. Bellorin signed with the Wichita Wingnuts in the 2010 off-season after being released by the Houston Astros.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=270807127
  2. ^ Colorado Rockies, Alvin Colina, Edwin Bellorin, Major League Baseball - CBSSports.com
  3. ^ http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/gamecenter/gamelog/MLB_20080924_COL@SF
  4. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=280924126
  5. ^ Troy Renck (2009-01-14). "Rockies re-sign Podsednik on minor-league deal". denverpost.com. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
  6. ^ http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=l_trn&sid=t551&lid=112&ymd=200910

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