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Melvin Mora | Third Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (46) / 2/7/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Andrew Baggarly of reports that the Giants didn't make an offer to Melvin Mora.
This conflicts with a Venezuelan newspaper report that claimed Mora was in negotiations with the Giants and expected to travel to the U.S. this weekend. According to Baggarly, the Giants had a ''one text conversation'' with Mora's agent, but there is ''absolutely no offer made.'' Mora is also reportedly considering an offer from the Reds, and prefers to sign with a team on the East Coast. Fri, May 18, 2012 07:34:00 PM

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Melvin Mora told Venezuelan newspaper Líder en Deportes that he will fly to the United States this weekend to begin negotiations with the Giants and Reds.

The story was passed along by MLB Trade Rumors. Mora said his agent received offers from both teams last week, but he didn't yet know the terms. The 40-year-old reportedly turned down a minor league offer from the Rangers in February because he preferred to sign with a team on the East Coast. He batted just .228/.244/.276 in 135 plate appearances last season for the Diamondbacks.
Thu, May 17, 2012 10:49:00 PM

Veteran infielder Melvin Mora turned down a minor league contract offer from the Rangers.

Mora is hoping instead to sign with a team on the East Coast, near his home in Baltimore. The 40-year-old free agent hit just .228/.244/.276 in 135 plate appearances last season for the D'Backs and has struggled to attract interest from the kind of clubs he would like to sign with. Texas was at least offering a paycheck.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 12:48:00 PM

Melvin Mora's agent said Wednesday that his client has not retired, and wants to play in 2012.

Reports out of Venezuela back in December claimed that Mora had decided to hang up his cleats for good, but those were apparently premature. The 39-year-old infielder is seeking an invitation to spring training, probably on a minor league deal. He hit .228/.244/.276 in 135 plate appearances last season for the D'Backs.
Source: FOX Sports
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 07:00:00 PM

Melvin Mora has retired from baseball.

The Diamondbacks released Mora in June of last season after watching him bat just .228/.244/.276 in 135 plate appearances. The 39-year-old native of Venezuela played 13 major league seasons, amassing 1,503 career hits and 171 career home runs. He spent time with the Orioles, Mets, D'Backs and Rockies.
Thu, Dec 29, 2011 07:47:00 PM

Diamondbacks released 3B Melvin Mora.

With Ryan Roberts' emergence, Mora's playing time has been spotty, and he hasn't hit all year, sporting a .230/.246/.278 batting line with no home runs. It's entirely possible that we might have seen the last of the 39-year-old.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 07:43:00 PM

Melvin Mora returned to live action on Monday, flying out to end the game in a 5-4 loss to the Indians.

It was his only at-bat of the contest, as he pinch-hit for Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz in the bottom of the ninth inning. Mora has started only five games this month, as Ryan Roberts is the go-to guy at third base. The 39-year-old could be on his last leg, remaining homerless in 126 at-bats and owning a .524 OPS, which is more than 250 points below his career .782 OPS.
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 03:26:00 AM

Melvin Mora was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup with a sore back.

The injury was previously undisclosed. Mora expects to see a team doctor tomorrow. Consider him day-to-day for now. Ryan Roberts replaced him at third base.
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 05:24:00 PM

Melvin Mora was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup with an undisclosed injury.

Ryan Roberts replaces him at third base. We'll update Mora's condition when more is known.
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 12:36:00 PM

Melvin Mora had two hits and two RBI in his first game back from the bereavement list Tuesday.

With Willie Bloomquist also back, Mora needs to step it up to retain his playing time. He raised his average to .273 today, but he has yet to homer and he's walked just twice in 88 at-bats. That goes a long way towards explaining how he's scored a total of three runs all season.
Tue, May 24, 2011 07:09:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated 3B Melvin Mora from the bereavement list.

Mora has been on bereavement leave since last Wednesday. The veteran third baseman returns to a .262/.278/.310 batting line over his first 90 plate appearances.
Mon, May 23, 2011 05:26:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed 3B Melvin Mora on the bereavement list.

Mora will be away from the club for a couple of days to deal with a private family matter. Sean Burroughs has been called up to handle third base duties.
Wed, May 18, 2011 05:58:00 PM

Melvin Mora is still bothered by swelling in his left foot.

Mora injured the foot back on the 17th, missed a couple games and took anti-inflammatory pills for about a week. He's played in the last two contests and evidently will continue to play through the pain, icing the injury until it heals.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 08:21:00 AM

Melvin Mora got a start on Thursday and doubled twice against the Phillies.

Mora, who has been limited by a sore ankle, was in the lineup for the first time in 11 days. He'll remain on the bench most days with the Diamondbacks liking Ryan Roberts at third base. Roberts played left field today, though.
Wed, Apr 27, 2011 06:31:00 PM

Melvin Mora (ankle) could start at third base for Wednesday's series finale against the the Phillies.

Mora hasn't started a game since April, partially because of a sore left ankle, but also because of the red-hot Ryan Roberts. The 39-year-old is batting .273 (9-for-33) with one double and six RBI over his first 12 games this season.
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:22:00 PM

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