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Esteban German Guridi

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.

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Esteban German is an all-purpose utility player who has appeared at every position except pitcher and right field. He is most commonly at second base (141 games) and third base (92 games).

German has played in ten seasons in the majors through 2011, getting most of his at-bats with the Kansas City Royals. His most notable season has been 2006, when he posted a line of .326/.422/.459 in 106 games for the Royals.

German was signed by scout Santiago Villalona for the Oakland A's in 1996. He made his pro debut the next summer with the DSL Athletics East. German spent eight seasons in the minors before coming to the majors for good. He usually hit over .300 and had on-base percentages around .400. He was also a minor league basestealer, with a high of 83 in 2000. Most of his minor league career was spent in the Oakland Athletics organization. He has also played in the Dominican League.

Signing with the Seibu Lions for 2012, he played center field and hit leadoff on Opening Day. He went 1 for 4 against Yuki Saito in a loss to the Nippon Ham Fighters.

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