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Jeff Bianchi

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Jeff Bianchi
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Bianchi playing for the Nashville Sounds in 2013.
Boston Red Sox
Infielder/Outfielder
Born: (1986-10-05) October 5, 1986 (age 29)
Lampeter, Pennsylvania
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 13, 2012 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
(through 2014 Season)
Batting average .216
Hits 81
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 40
Teams
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Jeffrey Thomas Bianchi (born October 5, 1986) is an American professional baseball shortstop who is in the Boston Red Sox organization. He previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Red Sox.

Bianchi attended Lampeter-Strasburg High School in Lampeter, Pennsylvania. He was drafted in the second round (50th overall) of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft by the Kansas City Royals.[1] He was a Topps Short-season/ Rookie All-Star.[2]

Career

Kansas City Royals

In 2008, Bianchi won the Frank White award for being the best defensive player in the Royals minor league system while playing for the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Bianchi was added to the Royals' 40-man roster following the 2009 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.

In March 2010 Bianchi underwent Tommy John elbow surgery, sidelining him for the 2010 season. Bianchi returned in 2011 and appeared in 119 games for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, hitting .259. After the 2011 season, he was designated for assignment.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Chicago Cubs claimed him off waivers on December 9, 2011, but on January 11, 2012 they designated him for assignment and he was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers.[3]

Bianchi was recalled by the Brewers on August 22 when Randy Wolf was released.[4]

Bianchi played for the Brewers in 2013 and has played a range of positions such as shortstop, second base, and third base. On May 24, 2014, he was outrighted off the 40-man roster.[5] He was called back up on June 29, 2014. Bianchi declined a minor league assignment on October 12 and became a free agent.[6]

Boston Red Sox

On January 11, 2015, Bianchi signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox.[7] On May 24, 2015, Bianchi was called up to the Red Sox when they placed Shane Victorino on the 15-day DL. He was designated for assignment on May 28 and resigned with the team three days later.[8]

References

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=bianch001jef
  2. ^ Minor League Baseball: Stats: Player
  3. ^ Muskat, Carrie (January 11, 2012). "Cubs lose Bianchi to Brewers in waiver move". Cubs.com. 
  4. ^ "Brewers release veteran starter Randy Wolf". Si.com. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (May 24, 2014). "Brewers Outright Jeff Bianchi". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ Creech, Edward (October 12, 2014). "Minor Moves: Reimold, Wilson, Cedeno, Bianchi, Pagnozzi". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/01/11/red-sox-sign-jeff-bianchi-to-minor-league-deal/
  8. ^ "Red Sox re-sign Bianchi, send Ross back to Triple-A". ESPN.com. Associated Press. May 31, 2015. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 

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