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Josh Fields | Third Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phillies signed INF Josh Fields to a minor league contract.
Fields hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010 and failed to earn a promotion last season with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate . The former top prospect will look to reestablish himself in the Phillies organization. Fri, Nov 23, 2012 09:40:00 AM

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Dodgers signed INF Josh Fields to a minor league contract.

Fields left the Rockies' organization last summer in order to join the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League, but he batted just .202 with two homers and 34 RBI over 109 at-bats. Now he's going to give it another try stateside. The 29-year-old hasn't done much at the major-league level since smacking 23 homers with the White Sox in 2007, so he'll likely open the 2012 season at the Triple-A level.
Wed, Jan 4, 2012 03:10:00 PM

Josh Fields confirmed via his Twitter account that he has joined the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League.

We learned last week that the Giants were attempting to get Fields out of his contract with the Rockies, so apparently they were able to reach a satisfactory agreement. The 28-year-old was hitting .365/.429/.674 with 11 home runs, 45 RBI and a 1.103 OPS over 203 plate appearances with Triple-A Colorado Springs, but it says something that the Rockies weren't willing to promote him to the major leagues, especially since Ian Stewart proved to be a bust.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 12:02:00 AM

According to a report in Sports Hochi, the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League are trying to get Josh Fields out of his contract with the Rockies.

The report states that the Giants are "pouring all their effort into agreeing to a contract quickly." Fields, 28, is currently batting .365/.429/.674 with 11 home runs, 45 RBI and a 1.103 OPS over 203 plate appearances with Triple-A Colorado Springs in the hitter-friendly PCL. He was acquired from the Pirates at the end of spring training.
Source: NPB Tracker
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 12:36:00 PM

Rockies acquired INF Josh Fields from the Pirates for a player to be named later or cash.

Fields was buried on the depth chart in Pittsburgh and might have a better shot at playing time in Colorado. The 28-year-old batted .306 in 49 at-bats for the Royals last season and slugged 23 home runs back in 2007. He'll begin the year at Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 02:31:00 PM

Pirates signed 3B/OF Josh Fields to a minor league contract.

Fields has done very little at the major league level since his 23-homer 2007 season, though he did hit .306 in 49 at-bats with the Royals in 2010 after recovering from hip surgery. He's still just 27 and offers versatility and some pop, which should give him a good chance to win a spot on the Pirates' bench.
Mon, Dec 20, 2010 03:32:00 PM

Royals non-tendered 3B Josh Fields.

Fields made only 49 at-bats at the big league level this past season and the Royals deemed him unworthy of a raise. He's only 27 years old and fairly versatile, so other teams should come calling with offers.
Thu, Dec 2, 2010 10:38:00 PM

Josh Fields hit a solo home run and added a single later as the lone offensive star in a another Royals loss Tuesday night.

Fields has actually been pretty solid since the Royals called him up on September first, but he's only accrued 271 ABs in the major leagues over the past two years. Injuries and strikeouts will keep him out of the lineup, and his power is the only reason to wonder about his fantasy value. Because of his many flaws, he's probably best left on the wire unless you're looking for lighting in a bottle in a deep league.
Wed, Sep 8, 2010 12:09:00 AM

Royals activated 3B Josh Fields from the 60-day disabled list.

Fields has missed most of the season due to hip surgery in late-April, but recently returned to bat .436 (17-for-39) with eight doubles and nine RBI over 11 rehab games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. We're not sure if he has the glove to stick at third base in the long-term, but he deserves a look in September.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 01:04:00 PM

Josh Fields (hip) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday in the Arizona Rookie League.

Fields has been out all season due to hip surgery and remains questionable to return to the Royals this season. "His rehab ends around the first of September, so we'll see where he's at," Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday. The 27-year-old posted a .648 OPS over 239 at-bats in 2009.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 05:46:00 PM

Royals transferred 3B Josh Fields from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

He was moved in order to make room for newly-claimed outfielder Jai Miller on the 40-man roster. Fields is expected to miss the entire season due to hip surgery.
Mon, Apr 26, 2010 06:20:00 PM

Josh Fields has elected to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip, the same procedure that teammate Alex Gordon had last year.

Fields had been rehabbing the injury with the hopes of coming back this season, but by choosing to undergo the procedure, he will almost certainly miss the rest of 2010. Fields was acquired by the Royals in the same deal that brought them Chris Getz, who is also currently on the disabled list.
Source: USA Today
Sun, Apr 25, 2010 01:52:00 PM

Josh Fields is set to resume baseball activities this week.

Provided he doesn't suffer any setbacks, he's expected to take ground balls and begin throwing. Fields is currently nursing a strained right hip flexor.
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 09:59:00 AM

Royals placed INF Josh Fields on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 28, with a right hip flexor injury.

Fields will be eligible to return to the Royals on April 12 and should be nearly ready by then. He's been slowed this spring by a sore hip.
Sat, Apr 3, 2010 07:53:00 PM

Josh Fields (hip) is expected to open the season on the disabled list.

"Josh is not able to go on the field right now," said Royals manager Trey Hillman. "We’ve got to get him healthy. That’s all we’ve told him, that we’ve got to get him healthy." Fields hasn't played since Saturday because of a sore hip.
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 03:16:00 PM

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SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Reid Brignac
LF1Domonic Brown
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CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Phillippe Aumont