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Hernán Alcides Iribarren (born June 29, 1984) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball infielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds.

Hernán Iribarren
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Iribarren with the Nashville Sounds in 2009
Born: (1984-06-29) June 29, 1984 (age 35)
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 2008, for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 2016, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average.264
Home runs0
Runs batted in4


Minor league careerEdit

Iribarren was first signed as an undrafted free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers on March 26, 2002. He began the 2004 season with their Rookie League Arizona League Brewers, before advancing to their Class A Beloit Snappers.

He stayed at the Class A level in 2005, but then with the West Virginia Power. He was promoted to the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees in 2006, and then the Double-A Huntsville Stars in 2007. On March 14, 2008, he was assigned the Brewers' Triple-A Nashville Sounds.[1]

Iribarren has also played two seasons in the Dominican Summer League. After playing in 130 games, he has accumulated a .329 batting average, 4 home runs, 61 RBIs, and 24 stolen bases.

Major league careerEdit

After beginning the 2008 season in the minor leagues, Iribarren was recalled on April 10, 2008. The team planned to use him in the outfield as well as the infield.

On April 12, Iribarren got his first hit off Carlos Muñiz of the New York Mets, a single to shallow center.[2] He returned to Nashville on April 18, and was later recalled to the Brewers on June 10, only to be returned to Triple-A on June 22. He was recalled again by the Brewers on July 31, 2009.

On March 13, 2010, Iribarren was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers. According to Matt Eddy of Iribarren became a free agent after the 2010 season ended.

On January 5, 2011 it was reported that Iribarren signed a minor league deal with the Rockies with an invite to spring training. He suffered a knee injury in spring training and missed the entire 2011 season.[3] He elected free agency from the Cincinnati Reds organization on November 6, 2015[4] but shortly re-signed with them on another minor league contract.[5]

On December 9, 2016, Iribarren signed another minor league contract with Cincinnati.[6] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017. He resigned a minor league deal for the 2018 season. He elected free agency on November 3, 2018.

On March 22, 2019 re-signed to a minor league deal with the Reds. However, he did not appear in any games and was released in early June. It was later announced he had retired as an active player and signed on as bench coach for the Billings Mustangs of the Pioneer League.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Brewers Send Four Players To Sounds." Nashville Sounds. 15 March 2008.
  2. ^ ESPN's play-by-play for April 12, 2008. Retrieved later same day.
  3. ^ Knee injury sidelines Iribarren for 2011 season
  4. ^ "International League Transactions". p. November 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  5. ^ Eddy, Matt (December 1, 2015). "Minor League Transactions: Nov. 21-27". Baseball America. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Reds' Hernan Iribarren: Returns to Reds on NRI deal". December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 18, 2016.

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