Germán with the Saitama Seibu Lions
|Orix Buffaloes – No. 4|
January 26, 1978 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|May 5, 2002, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Runs batted in||111|
Esteban Germán Guridi (born January 26, 1978) is a Dominican professional baseball second baseman for the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball. Germán has played for the Kansas City Royals, the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers.
Major league baseball career (2002–present)
On December 8, 2005, during the Winter Meetings, Germán was acquired by Kansas City from the Rangers for minor leaguer Fabio Castro. In 2006 as a member of the Royals, Germán saw an increase in playing time and made an impression. In 106 games that season, he batted .326 with three home runs and 34 RBIs, while playing a range of positions which included all four infield positions, left field, center field, and designated hitter.
On March 13, 2009, Germán signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs and was invited to spring training, but was released a month later. On April 8, 2009 the Rangers re-signed Germán to a minor league contract.
On December 16, 2009, German, was outrighted off the 40 man roster to Triple-A. He would have his contract repurchased by the Rangers, and returned to the 40-man roster, in September 2010.
In 2011, he had 11 at-bats in 11 games for the Rangers, splitting his time in the field between second base and third base. He elected free agency on November 4.
German signed with the Saitama Seibu Lions in Japan on December 14, 2011.
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