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Edgardo Alfonzo | Third Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (40) / 11/8/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edgardo Alfonzo is hoping to receive an invite to spring training from some team this winter, hopefully the Mets.
Since Alfonzo last appeared in a major league uniform back in 2006 and has been playing in Long Island, Mexico, Venezuela and Japan since. He won the Japanese championship with the Yomiuri Giants last season but hit just .146/.293/.217 in 41 at-bats. A non-roster invite to the Mets' spring training would be a nice feel-good story, but anything more than that and the story then just becomes another example of Met futility. Sat, Nov 14, 2009 12:37:00 PM
Source: NY Post

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Edgardo Alfonzo, who last played in the majors with the Blue Jays in 2006, has signed on with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan.

Alfonzo hit .322/.383/.483 in 242 at-bats in the Venezuelan Winter League, but he wasn't drawing significant interest from major league teams. The 35-year-old spent 2008 playing in Mexico after failing to make the Rangers out of spring training.
Mon, Feb 9, 2009 02:39:00 PM

Free agent Edgardo Alfonzo went 2-for-3 hit his seventh homer of the VWL season on Wednesday.

Alfonzo is batting .371/.432/.581 in 124 at-bats. He currently ranks fifth in the eight-team league in homers and seventh in OPS.
Thu, Nov 20, 2008 02:04:00 PM

Edgardo Alfonzo homered, doubled and drove in three runs Saturday for Magallanes of the VWL.

After being let go by the Rangers at the end of spring training, Alfonzo spent time in Mexico this year, hitting a disappointing .280/.355/.379 in 214 at-bats. He's 7-for-20 with two homers so far in Venezuela. Some team will likely give him a minor league contract this winter.
Sun, Oct 19, 2008 03:21:00 PM

Rangers released INF Edgardo Alfonzo, RHP Jason Davis and C Chris Stewart.

All three were spring training invitees who failed to make the club. Alfonzo hit .308/.333/.346 in 26 at-bats before being cut.
Thu, Mar 27, 2008 01:57:00 PM

Rangers signed infielder Edgardo Alfonzo to a minor league contract.

Alfonzo apparently caught the Rangers eyes while hitting .345/.414/.525 in 139 at-bats in Venezuela. He'll still have quite a fight on his hands in spring training if he expects to make the team as a utilityman. Since Michael Young and Ian Kinsler so rarely get days off, the Rangers only need to carry one backup infielder and Ramon Vazquez is likely to earn the job.
Fri, Dec 14, 2007 12:56:00 PM

Free agent Edgardo Alfonzo hit his third and fourth homers Thursday for Magallanes of the VWL.

With four homers in his last seven games, Alfonzo is batting .286/.384/.524 in 63 at-bats. A strong winter might cause some team to give the veteran an invitation to spring training.
Fri, Nov 16, 2007 02:45:00 PM

Free agent Edgardo Alfonzo had two hits, including his first homer, Wednesday in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Alfonzo hasn't given up on making it back to the majors, though he's a real long shot at this point. He's hitting .279/.392/.395 in 13 games in Venezuela.
Thu, Nov 1, 2007 03:42:00 PM

Edgardo Alfonzo is set to play for the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League this season.

Alfonzo's Atlantic League rights were owned by the Bridgeport Bluefish, a team for which he played briefly last year, so the Ducks had to acquire him in a trade involving former major leaguers Bucky Jacobsen and Pat Mahomes.
Tue, Feb 27, 2007 12:03:00 PM

Edgardo Alfonzo is not expected to be called up the major leagues and rumors continue to swirl that the veteran has already been released.

Mets officials accompanying the big-league team said they were unaware of his release. It looks like Alfonzo's career could be just about finished though. He hit just .126 this year after brief stints with the Angels, Jays and Mets.
Sat, Sep 2, 2006 10:43:00 AM

Triple-A Norfolk's Edgardo Alfonzo homered and doubled twice on Tuesday.

After a slow start, Alfonzo is batting .262/.349/.377 in 130 at-bats since joining Norfolk six weeks ago. If the club is willing to free up a 40-man roster spot, he could join the Mets in September. He's outhitting Anderson Hernandez and Ruben Gotay.
Wed, Aug 30, 2006 04:10:00 PM

Mets signed infielder Edgardo Alfonzo to a minor league contract.

Back with his original organization. Alfonzo had just signed with an independant league club last week, going 4-for-14 in four games. The Mets will assign him to Triple-A Norfolk. It's unlikely that he'll be of any use down the stretch.
Sat, Jul 15, 2006 03:31:00 PM

Edgardo Alfonzo signed Friday with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independant Atlantic League.

Sure, it seems like quite a fall, but at least he wasn't reduced to signing with the Cubs. Alfonzo was cut by the Jays last month after hitting .162/.279/.189 in 37 at-bats.
Sat, Jul 8, 2006 01:04:00 AM

Edgardo Alfonzo has signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League.

Alfonzo, who makes $7 million this season, with try to latch on with another team after both the Angels and Blue Jays let him go.
Thu, Jul 6, 2006 09:28:00 AM

Blue Jays released infielder Edgardo Alfonzo.

Alfonzo hit .162/.279/.189 in 37 at-bats for the Jays, putting him at .126/.200/.149 in 87 at-bats this season. He probably doesn't have anything left to contribute.
Mon, Jun 12, 2006 03:15:00 PM

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