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Kyle Gregory Jensen (born May 20, 1988) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

Kyle Jensen
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Jensen with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Free agent
First baseman/Outfielder
Born: (1988-05-20) May 20, 1988 (age 31)
Walnut Creek, California
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 3, 2016, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average.194
Home runs2
Runs batted in7
NPB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Batting average.083
Hits1
Home runs1
Runs batted in1
Teams

CareerEdit

Jensen attended high school at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, California.[1]

Florida/Miami MarlinsEdit

He was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 12th round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of St. Mary's College of California. He was added to the Marlins' 40-man roster on November 20, 2012.[2] Jensen started the 2013 season with the Double-A Jacksonville Suns before being promoted to the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs. With Jacksonville, he hit .237, with 16 doubles, 16 homers, 42 RBIs, and 5 stolen bases. With New Orleans, he hit .233 with 15 doubles, 12 homers, 36 RBIs, and 1 stolen base. Jensen began the 2014 season with New Orleans, hitting .260 with 27 homers, 92 RBIs, and 1 stolen base.[3]

Los Angeles DodgersEdit

Jensen was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on November 17, 2014, in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[4] On December 15, the Dodgers sent minor leaguer Craig Stem to the Marlins to complete the transaction.[5] Jensen was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on December 19,[6] but cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers.[7] The Dodgers invited him to attend major league spring training in 2015.[8] He spent the 2015 season with Oklahoma City,[9] playing in 128 games, hitting .259 with 20 homers and 71 RBI.[3]

Arizona DiamondbacksEdit

Jensen signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016, and was promoted to the majors on September 3.

Fukuoka SoftBank HawksEdit

On November 29, 2016, Jensen's contract was sold to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball.[10]

On November 3, 2017, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks released Jensen.[11]

San Francisco GiantsEdit

On January 9, 2018, Jensen signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.[12] He was released on June 5, 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kyle Jensen's High School Baseball Stats". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  2. ^ Fisaro, Joe (November 20, 2012). "Marlins add Ozuna, three others to 40-man roster". MLB.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Kyle Jensen minor league statistics & history". Baseball Reference.
  4. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (November 17, 2014). "Dodgers acquire Minor League slugger Jensen from Marlins". MLB.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  5. ^ Stephen, Eric (December 15, 2015). "Dodgers send Craig Stem to Marlins to complete Kyle Jensen trade". SB Nation. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Adams, Steve (December 19, 2014). "Dodgers Designate Kyle Jensen For Assignment". mlbtraderumors. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  7. ^ Gurnick, Ken (December 23, 2014). "Dodgers send outfielder Jensen to Triple-A". mlb.com. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  8. ^ Weisman, Jon (January 9, 2015). "Arruebarrena, Seager, Urias among 17 non-roster Spring Training invitees". dodgers.com. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  9. ^ Hoornstra, J.P. (April 7, 2015). "Revealed: Opening Day roster for Triple-A Oklahoma City". LA Daily News. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  10. ^ Todd, Jeff (November 29, 2016). "Diamondbacks Sell Contract Of Kyle Jensen To Japanese Club". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  11. ^ "Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 2017/11/9 Press release (Japanese) 来季契約について". Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks Official web site. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  12. ^ Todd, Jeff (January 10, 2018). "Minor MLB Transactions: 1/10/18".

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