Sean Kazmar

Sean Frank Kazmar (born August 5, 1984) is a professional baseball shortstop in the Atlanta Braves organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres in 2008.

Sean Kazmar
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Kazmar with the San Diego Padres
Atlanta Braves – No. 78
Shortstop
Born: (1984-08-05) August 5, 1984 (age 35)
Valdosta, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 13, 2008, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2008 season)
Batting average.205
Home runs0
Runs batted in2
Teams

Amateur careerEdit

Kazmar attended the College of Southern Nevada. In 2003, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[1]

Professional careerEdit

He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 37th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign.

San Diego PadresEdit

Then the San Diego Padres drafted him out of the College of Southern Nevada in the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft and he did sign. Kazmar started 2008 with the Double-A San Antonio Missions and was batting .264 in 111 games when he was called up to the majors on August 12, 2008. He recorded his first Major League hit on August 13, 2008, on the first pitch of his first ever plate appearance from the Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher CC Sabathia. On November 6, 2010, he elected free agency.

Seattle MarinersEdit

On November 17, 2010, Kazmar signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners. He spent the year with the Tacoma Rainiers and elected free agency on November 2, 2011.

New York MetsEdit

On January 10, 2012 Kazmar signed with the New York Mets to a minor league deal.[2] He elected free agency on November 2, 2012, after spending the year with the Binghamton Mets and Buffalo Bisons.

Atlanta BravesEdit

On January 19, 2013, Kazmar signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. Since 2013, Kazmar has played for the Gwinnett Braves/Stripers minor league baseball team. He elected free agency after the 2014 season. On November 12, 2014, Kazmar resigned with the Braves organization. He elected free agency on November 7, 2015. On December 13, Kazmar resigned again on a minor league contract. He elected free agency on November 7, 2016. On November 19, he signed a new minor league contract to remain with the Braves organization.[3] On November 6, 2017, Kazmar elected free agency. Kazmar yet again resigned on a minor league deal on November 16, 2017. Kazmar was invited to Spring Training for the 2019 season but did not make the team. He was again invited to Spring Training for the 2020 season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Cerrone, Matthew. "Mets sign Miguel Batista, Fernando Cabrera & Sean Kazmar". MetsBlog.com. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  3. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 21, 2016). "Minor League Transactions: Nov 12-18". baseballamerica.com. Retrieved November 21, 2016.

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