Iribarren with the Nashville Sounds in 2009
|Born: June 29, 1984|
|April 12, 2008, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 2016, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||4|
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.
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. 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 baseballamerica.com Iribarren became a free agent after the 2010 season ended. http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=10522
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. He elected free agency from the Cincinnati Reds organization on November 6, 2015 but shortly re-signed with them on another minor league contract.
On December 9, 2016, Iribarren signed another minor league contract with Cincinnati. 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.
- "Brewers Send Four Players To Sounds." Nashville Sounds. 15 March 2008.
- ESPN's play-by-play for April 12, 2008. Retrieved later same day.
- Knee injury sidelines Iribarren for 2011 season
- "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
- Eddy, Matt (December 1, 2015). "Minor League Transactions: Nov. 21-27". Baseball America. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
- "Reds' Hernan Iribarren: Returns to Reds on NRI deal". cbssports.com. December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 18, 2016.