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Alex Romero

For the American football placekicker, see Alex Romero (American football).
Alex Romero
Rimini Baseball Club
Born: (1983-09-09) September 9, 1983 (age 30)
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 2, 2008 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through 2011 season)
Batting average .239
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 30

Alexander Rafael Romero Galbán (born September 9, 1983) is a professional baseball outfielder.

Baseball career

Romero was born on Sept. 9, 1983. After spending five years in the Twins organization, he was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Jan. 19, 2007. Romero began the 2008 season on the Diamondbacks' 25-man roster.

Romero made his major league debut on April 2, 2008, against the Cincinnati Reds, when he came in the game as a pinch hitter, making him the 217th Venezuelan-born player in Major League Baseball. He laid down a successful sacrifice bunt. On April 3, 2008, Romero recorded his first career RBI, when he hit a sacrifice fly as a pinch hitter. For the season, he batted .230 with a .250 on base percentage.

During the winter, Romero plays in his home country of Venezuela for the Aragua Tigers (Tigres de Aragua).

In 2012, while playing for Tigres de Quintana Roo, was tested positive for doping and suspended for 50 games to serve in 2013. So he will play for Rimini Baseball, team of the Italian Baseball League.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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