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Rich Aurilia | First Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (42) / 9/2/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: St. John's
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Rich Aurilia announced his retirement from baseball.
As expected. The 38-year-old Aurilia was limited to just 60 games last season due to an ankle injury, batting .213/.256/.279 with two homers and 16 RBI in 122 at-bats. He had a .275/.328/.433 batting line over 15 major league seasons. Sun, Apr 11, 2010 07:11:00 PM
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According to Jeff Fletcher of AOL Fanhouse, Rich Aurilia will retire if he does not have a job by the end of spring training.

The 38-year-old Aurilia was limited to just 60 games last season due to an ankle injury, batting .213/.256/.279 with two homers and 16 RBI in 122 at-bats. He has a .275/.328/.433 batting line over 15 major league seasons. Aurilia is still actively seeking work, but we don't see it happening if a team hasn't invited him to camp by now.
Sat, Feb 27, 2010 03:04:00 PM

Rich Aurilia hopes to play with the Mets or Yankees this season, reports Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News.

"We know nothing is imminent, but hopefully we keep in contact with them," said the Brooklyn-native and St. John's graduate. "It’s just been preliminary, but they said there could be some interest down the road. So I’m concentrating more on just making sure my body is ready. I still have the desire to compete and play. I can contribute. I’ve been throwing, swinging the bat and actually feel pretty good." The 38-year-old infielder was limited to just 60 games last season due to an ankle injury, batting .213/.256/.279 with two homers and 16 RBI in 122 at-bats. An invite to Spring Training isn't out of the question for either team, but he's unlikely to add much usefulness at this stage of his career.
Tue, Feb 2, 2010 05:17:00 PM

Giants activated first baseman Rich Aurilia from the 15-day disabled list.

Aurilia has been sidelined since August 12 due to left ankle tendinitis, but his recent stints on the disabled list seem to have as much to do with getting more useful players on the roster than anything else. Buried on the bench with a .220/.267/.294 line in 109 at-bats this season, his fantasy relevance is all but gone.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 02:45:00 PM

Rich Aurilia (ankle) is ready to return, but won't be activated from the disabled list until rosters expand on September 1.

It shows you exactly how much Aurilia is needed on this ball club. He'll be nothing more than a bench player once he's activated. "I'm healthy, and I'm ready to play," the veteran said Thursday, questioning the Giants' motives. "I think I've been the healthiest guy on the team most of the year."
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 09:15:00 AM

Giants placed first baseman Rich Aurilia on the 15-day disabled list with left ankle tendinitis.

An earlier report indicated that Aurilia was being released, but instead he'll serve a DL stint that could run until Sept. 1, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Nate Schierholtz takes his place on the active roster.
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 03:35:00 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle speculates that Rich Aurilia was informed after Monday's game that he's being released.

Ryan Garko's arrival made Aurilia even more expendable than he already was, but the Giants still opted to activate the veteran on Friday because Juan Uribe was dealing with some leg problems. Now that Nate Schierholz is ready to return, Aurilia is the logical choice to go.
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 04:35:00 AM

Giants activated first baseman Rich Aurilia from the 15-day disabled list.

Aurilia was already losing playing time at first base to Travis Ishikawa, and now the Giants have Ryan Garko in tow. The veteran will struggle to find playing time and has lost all of his fantasy value.
Fri, Aug 7, 2009 08:18:00 PM

Giants placed first baseman Rich Aurilia on the 15-day disabled list with an infection in his right big toe.

It seems like the Giants spent most of the afternoon thinking of an excuse to put him on the disabled list in order to make room for Tuesday's starter Ryan Sadowski. Aurilia didn't seem very happy about the whole thing. The 37-year-old is batting just .210/.259/.286 with two homers and 15 RBI in 105 at-bats this season.
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 06:30:00 PM

Giants activated first baseman Rich Aurilia from the bereavement list.

Travis Ishikawa held down the fort all by himself while Aurilia was out, blasting two home runs and seven RBI in five games. He may have earned a bit of extra playing time, but Aurilia should still collect a good chunk of starts at first base. He missed the last several days to attend funeral services for his father and left behind a .211/.267/.263 batting line.
Sat, Jul 4, 2009 09:15:00 AM

Rich Aurilia (personal) may not return to the lineup until Sunday.

Aurilia has been on the bereavement list since Sunday to attend to the death of his father. That would give manager Bruce Bochy time to figure out who to demote to make room for Aurilia. While right-hander Ryan Sadowski may have been the obvious choice a week ago, after pitching six shutout innings last Sunday, he's earned a reprieve - at least until this Friday's start. Stay tuned.
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Thu, Jul 2, 2009 09:45:00 PM

Giants placed first baseman Rich Aurilia on the bereavement list.

Aurilia will head to Phoenix Sunday to attend memorial services for his father, who passed away last week. He could miss up to four days. Travis Ishikawa will get the majority of starts in his absence.
Sun, Jun 28, 2009 12:32:00 PM

Rich Aurilia will go on the bereavement list early next week to attend memorial services for his father, who passed away Thursday.

Aurilia will fly to Phoenix Sunday as the rest of his Giants teammates head toward St. Louis. He could miss up to four days, with Travis Ishikawa filling in.
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 04:05:00 PM

Rich Aurilia hit a go-ahead solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Giants beat the Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday.

Aurilia also singled and scored a second run in the contest. He's batting just .200 and the homer was his first in 65 at-bats, so he's not likely in line for much more playing time even with at-bats up for grabs in the Giants' lineup.
Sun, May 31, 2009 07:32:00 PM

While his teammates combined for 12 hits and eight runs, Rich Aurilia went 0-for-5 on Thursday.

Aurilia and Travis Ishikawa, the Giants' primary first basemen, are hitting a combined .196 with three extra-base hits and six walks in 102 at-bats. Maybe it's time to give Jesus Guzman a try.
Thu, May 7, 2009 06:29:00 PM

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