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Jonathan Joseph Malo (born September 29, 1983) is a Canadian professional baseball shortstop who is a free agent. Malo has competed for the Canadian national baseball team.

Jonathan Malo
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Malo with the Binghamton Mets
Free agent
Shortstop
Born: (1983-09-29) September 29, 1983 (age 35)
Joliette, Quebec, Canada
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Jonathan Malo
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Canada
Baseball World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Nettuno National team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Panama City National team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalajara National team

CareerEdit

Malo went to Collège Montmorency. He enrolled at Miami-Dade College, before transferring to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. He also played for the Associés de Laval of the Ligue de Baseball Élite du Québec, a collegiate summer baseball league, from 2001 through 2003.[1]

The Mets drafted Malo in the 40th round (1,197th overall) of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft,[2] but he did not sign, opting to college. They drafted him again in the 48th round (1,413rd overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft, and again did not sign. He signed with the Mets as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones of the Class-A Short Season New York–Penn League in 2005. He played for the St. Lucie Mets of the Class-A Advanced Florida State League in 2006, winning the league championship.[3] He was promoted to the Binghamton Mets of the Class-AA Eastern League for the first time in 2008. He split the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons between the Binghamton Mets and the Buffalo Bisons of the Class-AAA International League.[4][5][6] In 2012, he played for the Québec Capitales of the Canadian-American Association.

Malo has played for the Canadian national baseball team. He participated in the 2009 Baseball World Cup, winning the bronze medal. In 2011, he participated in the Pan American Games, winning the gold medal,[7] and the 2011 Baseball World Cup, in which he was named to the All-Tournament Team.[8] Malo participated in 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classic for Team Canada.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mais d'où proviennent les onze équipes de la LBÉQ – RDS.ca
  2. ^ "NewsLibrary.com — newspaper archive, clipping service — newspapers and other news sources". June 5, 2002.
  3. ^ Le Kid en a inspiré plusieurs au Québec – RDS.ca
  4. ^ Moritz, Brian (May 16, 2009). "B-Mets suffer 2-balk loss to Thunder: Two miscues cost Sanchez in sixth inning". Press & Sun-Bulletin. p. D.1. Retrieved March 8, 2012. (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Bisons Place Pridie, Cintron On Disabled List". oursportscentral.com. May 19, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  6. ^ DiCesare, Bob (April 23, 2011). "Nieuwenhuis stays hot in the cold: Herd wins third straight, defeats Lehigh Valley, 4-2". Buffalo News. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  7. ^ Canada golden on baseball's world stage | Bob Elliott | Columnists | Sports | London Free Press
  8. ^ Individual awards and All Star Team of the World Cup

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