Jorge Fabregas

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Jorge Fabregas

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Biographical Information[edit]

On June 3, 1991 Jorge Fabregas was drafted by the California Angels in the supplemental first round (34th pick) of the 1991 amateur draft. He signed to play on September 12th.

Fabregas was a walk-on for Team USA in 1990 yet still almost led the team in average, as his .444 was .001 behind David McCarty. In the 1990 Baseball World Cup, he hit .500/.487/.583 with 8 RBI in 9 games as the main third baseman for Team USA. He also played for the US in the 1990 Goodwill Games, when they won the Bronze.

Fabregas made his major league debut with the California Angels on April 24, 1994. He played his final big league game, at the age of 32, on September 27, 2002 with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fabregas played for the California Angels from 1994 through 1996. It took him 181 at-bats before he hit his first Major League home run, which came in 1995. In 1997 the team became the Anaheim Angels, and in mid-year he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. In 1998, he was in the National League for the first time, playing for both the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets. In 1999 it was the Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves. In 2000 he was back in the American League with the Kansas City Royals but in 2001 he was again with the Anaheim Angels, finishing up his major league run in 2002 with the Angels and the National League Milwaukee Brewers.

During all this moving around, Jorge was fortunate enough to hook up with the Atlanta Braves late in 1999 and get in two games of the 1999 NLCS against the New York Mets, going 0 for 2, but the Braves played well and won the Series, 4 games to 2. They played the New York Yankees in the World Series; Jorge appeared in one game, but the Yankees won the Series, 4 games to 0.

Jorge also played in parts of eight seasons in the minor leagues. In 1992 he was with the Palm Springs Angels and in 1993 he was with both the Vancouver Canadians and the Midland Angels. He was with Vancouver in 1994, 1995 and 1996, and was in a few games for the Tucson Sidewinders in 1998, the Omaha Golden Spikes in 2000, and finished up in 2003 with the Durham Bulls.

With the exception of two seasons during his major league nine-year career, Fabregas was a back-up catcher. He was 33 years of age when he retired, having played for 15 teams during a 12-year professional career.

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