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Doug Mientkiewicz | First Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (40) / 6/19/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 211
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Florida State
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Marlins released 1B Doug Mientkiewicz.
That was quick. The Marlins decided to release Mientkiewicz before he had the chance to exercise an out-clause in his contract. The 35-year-old first baseman was 4-for-16 with the Zephyrs. Fri, May 14, 2010 07:24:00 PM

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Doug Mientkiewicz, who signed a minor league contract with the Marlins on May 5, has left Triple-A New Orleans.

It looks like Mientkiewicz has opted to give up on a return to the majors. He went 4-for-16 during his brief time with the Zephyrs.
Fri, May 14, 2010 04:55:00 PM

Marlins signed 1B Doug Mientkiewicz to a minor league contract.

Mientkiewicz requested and was given his release from the Dodgers at the start of the regular season to pursue other options. It'll be a surprise if he ever makes his way to the Marlins' big league roster. The soon-to-be 36-year-old barely played last season due to shoulder surgery.
Wed, May 5, 2010 05:16:00 PM

Dodgers released 1B Doug Mientkiewicz.

The Dodgers had been holding off on releasing him until they were sure Garrett Anderson was healthy, so they must be reasonably sure of that now. Mientkiewicz will look to latch on somewhere, but the spots for an oft-injured journeyman in his age-36 season will be limited. He may find someone this time, but his career is likely drawing to a close.
Sat, Apr 3, 2010 10:38:00 AM

Doug Mientkiewicz has requested his release from the Dodgers.

Mientkiewicz failed to make the team out of camp and doesn't want to accept a minor league assignment with Los Angeles. The Dodgers, however, denied his request for release. Mientkiewicz's contract allows him to opt out on Friday, however. LA's hangup, according to Mientkiewicz, is having him on board as insurance in case Garret Anderson gets injured between now and then. Mientkiewicz was offered a coaching job by the Dodgers, but wants to keep playing.
Source: MLB.com
Sun, Mar 28, 2010 06:34:00 PM

Dodgers manager Joe Torre said first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz will take a day or two off after being told he probably won't make the team.

Mientkiewicz is reportedly taking time to think about whether he'll accept a minor league assignment. The 35-year-old has batted .292 (7-for-24) with four RBI this spring, however Garret Anderson's ability to play the outfield -- and possibly first base in a pinch -- is what likely made the difference in Torre's decision.
Sat, Mar 27, 2010 02:03:00 PM

According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, the Dodgers have re-signed first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz to a minor league contract.

Mientkiewicz, 35, was 6-for-18 (.333) with the Dodgers last season. According to Gurnick, the Dodgers have also brought back infielder Angel Berroa. The 31-year-old Berroa batted .143/.233/.185 with two RBI in 49 at-bats between the Mets and Yankees in '09.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Thu, Dec 17, 2009 12:56:00 PM

Dodgers activated 1B Doug Mientkiewicz from the disabled list.

Although Mientkiewicz'z surgically repaired shoulder limits throwing, he insists he can play first base. Regardless, Mientkiewicz has no fantasy value down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 2, 2009 10:53:00 PM

Doug Mientkiewicz, on the disabled list following shoulder surgery, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment next Tuesday.

Mientkiewicz has made a remarkably quick recovery. Early projections had him out until September, at the earliest. "I respected their time period but I didn't believe them," he said. "I'm not saying I'm the Bionic Man, but with (trainer) Stan (Conte) cutting every corner he could to take chances when we could, we've been aggressively smart with this thing. Knock on wood, we haven't had any setbacks."
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 08:50:00 AM

According to MLB.com, Doug Mientkiewicz is well ahead of schedule in his rehab from shoulder surgery.

The Dodgers weren't expecting him back until September, at the earliest, but he's already hitting from a tee. "I'm taking swings I didn't think I'd be taking for another six weeks," Mientkiewicz said Thursday. "Everybody is scared to think about it, it's going so well. ... I'm working five or six hours a day with Stan [Conte, trainer]." Perhaps we'll see him in August.
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:50:00 AM

Doug Mientkiewicz (shoulder) will need surgery and be lost for at least three months, according to team officials.

While that puts his return in July, manager Joe Torre said that a September is more likely after discovering that Mientkiewicz's shoulder was completely dislocated. Blake DeWitt will be recalled from the minors to take his spot on the roster and will serve a similar backup role as Mientkiewicz.
Fri, Apr 17, 2009 08:08:00 PM

Doug Mientkiewicz will go on the DL after suffering a dislocated shoulder during Thursday's game.

The Dodgers are expected to make either Blake DeWitt or Xavier Paul his replacement on the roster. Mientkiewicz will likely miss at least a month because of the injury.
Fri, Apr 17, 2009 02:53:00 AM

Doug Mientkiewicz was removed from Thursday's game with a shoulder injury after delivering a pinch-hit double.

He could be DL bound. If so, the Dodgers may want to summon Blake DeWitt back from Triple-A. Luis Maza would be another option.
Fri, Apr 17, 2009 01:24:00 AM

Dodgers purchased the contracts of 1B Doug Mientkiewicz, LHP Will Ohman and RHP Ronald Belisario.

Mientkiewicz seems completely unnecessary with a fellow left-handed-hitting infielder in reserve in Blake DeWitt, but DeWitt still could return to the minors at some point. Until then, DeWitt should get just just about all of the starts that don't go to Casey Blake or James Loney, with Blake moving to first when Loney sits. Ohman and Belisario will occupy bullpen roles.
Mon, Apr 6, 2009 08:14:00 PM

The Dodgers have purchased contracts for non-roster player Doug Mientkiewicz and pitchers Will Ohman and Ronald Belisario.

While Mientkiewicz's addition wasn't that much of a surprise considering how much manager Joe Torre likes him, the other two were. Ohman battled injury issues in spring training, but appears to be fine while Belisario has never pitched above Double-A ball.
Source: MLB.com
Mon, Apr 6, 2009 07:40:00 PM

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