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Bobby Wilson (baseball)

Bobby Wilson
Wilson with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Free agent
Catcher
Born: (1983-04-08) April 8, 1983
Dunedin, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 28, 2008 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .209
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 37
Teams

Robert Louis "Bobby" Wilson (born April 8, 1983) is an American professional baseball catcher who is a free agent. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He first attended Seminole High School and later went to St. Petersburg College, Florida.

Career

Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim

Wilson began the 2008 season for the Salt Lake Bees, the Angels' Triple-A affiliate. He began the season hitting .339 in 16 games with no home runs and 12 RBI. On April 28, 2008, Wilson was recalled by the major league club and made his major league debut on that same day against the Oakland Athletics. He came in as a defensive replacement for Mike Napoli and in his first at-bat, hit a single off Dallas Braden.

On April 23, 2010, while playing catcher for the Angels against the New York Yankees, Wilson was involved in a head-on collision with Mark Teixeira, who was attempting to slide into home. Wilson was knocked away, injuring his head and ankle. Mike Napoli then came in and caught the remainder of the game.

On July 27, 2011, Wilson caught Ervin Santana's no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians, nearly two years after catching Sean O'Sullivan's no-hitter with Triple-A Salt Lake Bees on July 28, 2009.

Toronto Blue Jays

On October 22, 2012, Wilson was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. Pitcher Chad Beck was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson.[1] On November 30, the Blue Jays announced that they were not offering Wilson a contract for 2013, and he became a free agent.[2]

New York Yankees

On December 13, 2012, the Yankees signed Wilson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.[3]

Arizona Diamondbacks

Wilson signed a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training with the Arizona Diamondbacks in October 2013.[4] He declined a minor league assignment on October 12, becoming a free agent.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Blue Jays claim C Wilson off waivers from Angels". TSN.ca. October 22, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Blue Jays non-tender catcher Wilson". TSN.ca. December 1, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bombers Add Bobby Wilson as Catcher Depth for 2013". December 13, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.fantasysp.com/player/mlb/Bobby_Wilson/3208172/diamondbacks-signed-c-bobby-wilson-to-a-minor-league-contract
  5. ^ Creech, Edward (October 12, 2014). "Minor Moves: Reimold, Wilson, Cedeno, Bianchi, Pagnozzi". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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