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Puerto Rican born catcher Carles Corporan was 1-for-1 with a run scored in his only big league plate appearance with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009. He then spent all of 2010 in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

After attending Francisco Oller High School, Corporan was selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 29th round of the 2001 amateur draft but opted to go to Lake City Community College instead. He was later chosen by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 12th round of the 2003 amateur draft and signed with the club. He made his pro debut that summer with the Helena Brewers and also spent time that year with the AZL Brewers. With the Beloit Snappers in 2004, he hit .228 with 1 home run in 63 games. The next season, he was with the West Virginia Power, hitting .239 and putting together a 12-game hitting streak from May 20th to June 5th.

Corporan began 2006 with the Brevard County Manatees, hitting .270 in 86 games, before being promoted to the AA Huntsville Stars late in the season. Back with the Manatees the next summer, he hit .363 with 3 homers in 23 games before joining Huntsville in early May and hitting .201 in 56 games with the club. He split 2008 between the Stars and the AAA Nashville Sounds and hit .250 with 6 home runs between the two teams. In addition to playing for Brevard County and Nashville the next season, he had a cup of coffee in the majors with the Brewers, appearing in 1 game. He entered a May 6th game against the Cincinnati Reds in the 8th inning and singled off Paul Janish, an infielder pitching in a blowout, in his only plate appearance in the next frame.

Corporan became a free agent after the 2009 season and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He spent 2010 with the Reno Aces, hitting .290 with 12 home runs, and was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week on June 7th. Following the season, he again became a free agent and signed with the Houston Astros organization. He started the season with the Oklahoma City RedHawks, hitting .250 in 22 games, then was called up to Houston in early June. He spent the remainder of the season with the Astros, getting into 52 games. In 154 at-bats, he hit .188/.253/.253, not hitting a homer and driving in 11 runs as the Astros finished with the worst record in the major leages in 2011.

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