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Justin Sellers

Justin Sellers
Sellers with the Los Angeles Dodgers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Infielder
Born: (1986-02-01) February 1, 1986
Bellflower, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 12, 2011 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .198
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 17
Teams
Sellers playing for the Kane County Cougars, single-A affiliates of the Oakland Athletics, in 2006

Justin Ryan Sellers (born February 1, 1986) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the son of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jeff Sellers.[1] Sellers has previously played in MLB for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians.

Contents

  • Professional career 1
    • Oakland Athletics 1.1
    • Los Angeles Dodgers 1.2
    • Cleveland Indians 1.3
    • Pittsburgh Pirates 1.4
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Professional career

Oakland Athletics

Sellers was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 6th round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of high school. He played with the Vancouver Canadians in 2005 and the Kane County Cougars in 2006. He then split 2007 between the Stockton Ports and Midland RockHounds. In the Hawaii Winter Baseball League, he was voted the 2007 Defensive Player of the Year. In 2008 at Midland, he hit .255 in 123 games. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs on February 2, 2009, along with Richie Robnett, for Michael Wuertz.[2]

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Cubs traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 2, 2009 for future considerations.

In 2009, he was selected to the Southern League all-star team, while hitting .280 with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. He spent most of 2010 with the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, hitting .285 in 90 games. In 2011, with the Isotopes, he was in 89 games and hit .304 with 14 home runs.

On August 12, 2011 he was called up to the Dodgers, replacing the injured Dee Gordon on the active roster. He was hitless in three at-bats as the starting shortstop against the Houston Astros in his debut that night. He collected his first hit the following day against Wandy Rodriguez and his first home run on the 14th against Jordan Lyles. He appeared in 36 games for the Dodgers, split between second base and shortstop, and hit .203.

Sellers began 2012 as a utility infielder for the Dodgers, appearing in 19 games and hitting .205. However, he experienced numbness in his right leg on May 24. He said that he thought the injury had originally occurred when he crashed into the stands to make a catch against the Arizona Diamondbacks the week before.[3] He was placed on the disabled list the following day. After a lengthy period, he played some rehab games with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga in early August but it was shut down after a few games due to lower back pain.[4] It was determined that Sellers would need surgery on his lower back and that he would not be able to play again during the 2012 season.[5]

On January 19, 2013, Sellers was arrested in West Sacramento after police found him driving recklessly on his motorcycle. After a short chase, he turned himself in.[6]

Sellers became the Dodgers opening day starter at shortstop in 2013 after Hanley Ramírez was injured during the 2013 World Baseball Classic.[7] He hit only .188 in 27 games and was optioned back to AAA. In 89 games with the Isotopes, he hit .270.

Sellers was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on February 22, 2014 and removed from the 40-man roster.

Cleveland Indians

Sellers was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations on March 2, 2014.[8][9]

Pittsburgh Pirates

On October 25, 2014, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

See also

References

  1. ^ Holmes, Baxter (2012-05-30). "Justin Sellers gets a lot of ink with the Dodgers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Busy Cubs trade pitchers Hill, Wuertz". espn.com. Associated Press. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Sellers scratched with numbness in leg". Losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  4. ^ "injury updates". Sgvtribune.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  5. ^ "Dodgers Injury Notes: Matt Guerrier Continues Rehab, Justin Sellers To Have Back Surgery". Losangeles.sbnation.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  6. ^ "Dodgers infielder arrested in West Sacramento". Kcra.com. 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  7. ^ Scott Miller. "Dodgers sold on Justin Sellers at shortstop". Cbssports.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  8. ^ Hoynes, Paul (2014-03-02). "Cleveland Indians acquire Dodger infielder Justin Sellers for cash; DFA David Cooper". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  9. ^ "Indians get INF Sellers from Dodgers for cash". Associated Press. ESPN.com. 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Justin Sellers on Twitter
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