Marcus William Giles
Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: May 18, 1978 in San Diego, CA
High School: Granite Hills HS (El Cajon, CA) School: Grossmont College (El Cajon, CA) by the Drafted Atlanta Braves in the 53rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Signed May 26, 1997.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 17, 2001 (Age 22.334)
vs. FLA 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Exceeded rookie limits during 2001 season Rookie Status: [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Padres 2001-2007 Agents: Joe Bick [*] Final Game: September 28, 2007 (Age 29.133)
vs. MIL 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Relatives: Brother of Brian Giles
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News -- June 2014
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