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Matthew Steven Mangini (born December 21, 1985) is an American former professional baseball infielder. He was drafted in the supplemental 1st round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

Matt Mangini
Third baseman
Born: (1985-12-21) December 21, 1985 (age 33)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 23, 2010, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 2010, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Batting average.211
Home runs0
Runs batted in1
Teams

College careerEdit

Mangini played college baseball for both the NC State Wolfpack and Oklahoma State Cowboys.[2] In 2006, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League, winning the league's Thurman Munson Award for highest batting average (.310), and being named starting third baseman at the league's all-star game.[3]

Professional careerEdit

On September 22, 2010, Mangini was added to the Seattle Mariners 40-man roster.[4]

Mangini started the 2011 season on the disabled list and was activated on April 21, but was immediately optioned to Triple-A.[5] He was released on August 23, after leaving Triple-A Tacoma for an undisclosed personal issue.[6]

The Tampa Bay Rays signed Mangini to a minor league contract on December 6, 2011. He also received an invitation to spring training. The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Mangini to a minor league contract on August 14, 2012. He signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds on February 2, 2013. He was released on March 27.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2007 Draft Tracker
  2. ^ "North Carolina State University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 23 November 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  3. ^ Courtney Reilly (August 29, 2006). "Mangini Earns Batting Champion". capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Mariners add four to Major League roster
  5. ^ Mariners Activate Matt Mangini, KFFL.com, April 21, 2011.
  6. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Mariners Release Matt Mangini". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 23 August 2011.

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