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Augie Ojeda | Second Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (39) / 12/20/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 174
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Tennessee
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Cubs released INF Augie Ojeda.
Ojeda, 36, batted just .200/.281/.220 in 58 plate appearances this season for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. Sat, Jul 9, 2011 04:09:00 PM

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Cubs manager Mike Quade said Augie Ojeda ‘‘isn’t real close’’ to returning from the back spasms that have sidelined him for over a week.

Ojeda was invited to camp as a non-roster invitee and his chances of winning a roster spot have notably decreased due to the injury. Darwin Barney, who is batting .382 so far and playing his usual good defense, is the front-runner for the last infielder spot.
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 10:20:00 AM

Cubs signed INF Augie Ojeda to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to spring training. The 36-year-old Ojeda was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks in December after batting just .190 over 79 at-bats last season. While Ojeda has a .237 batting average and just one home run dating back to the start of the 2008 season, he is a quality defender at both middle infield positions and the hot corner.
Thu, Jan 27, 2011 04:37:00 PM

Diamondbacks non-tendered INF Augie Ojeda.

Another expected move. Ojeda, who turns 36 in December, batted just .190 in 79 at-bats with the Diamondbacks this past season while serving as a backup infielder. A fan favorite, Ojeda became expendable after the recent signing of Geoff Blum.
Thu, Dec 2, 2010 11:58:00 AM

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are still talking to the Diamondbacks about infielder Augie Ojeda.

The Rangers continue to look for someone to fill the void left by Omar Vizquel, who signed with the White Sox this winter, and Khalil Greene, whose contract was voided at the beginning of camp. According to Sullivan, the Rangers have offered right-hander Luis Mendoza, however the Diamondbacks are currently asking for too much in return.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 09:19:00 PM

The Diamondbacks have decided not to pursue a trade of Augie Ojeda at the moment, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.

With the signing of Kelly Johnson to be the second baseman, there was some thought to Arizona trading Ojeda. However, the team hasn't received an offer it deemed acceptable, so Ojeda will head into spring training with the team, duking it out with Tony Abreu for the backup infield spot. Abreu has options, so Ojeda should win the job, although it's likely he finishes 2010 elsewhere.
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 09:40:00 PM

Diamondbacks agreed to terms with infielder Augie Ojeda on a one-year, $825,000 contract.

Ojeda, who turns 35 next week, was likely to be non-tendered on Saturday if he did not agree to a new deal. He batted just .246/.340/.345 with one home run and 16 RBI in 264 at-bats with Arizona in '09, but carries the reputation as fine glove-man around the infield.
Fri, Dec 11, 2009 08:23:00 PM

Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com reports that the Rangers have asked about Diamondbacks infielder Augie Ojeda.

Ojeda, 35, is arbitration-eligible this winter and would fit the bill as the type of utility man the Rangers are seeking. He batted .246/.340/.345 with one home run and 16 RBI in 264 at-bats with Arizona in '09 while playing second base, third base and shortstop.
Wed, Dec 9, 2009 02:29:00 PM

Augie Ojeda collected three hits, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Diamondbacks defeated the Padres 7-4 on Sunday.

Ojeda hit an RBI double in the fourth and then added a two-run double in the seventh. Ojeda also added a single in the contest as the Diamondbacks improved to 68-88. The disappointing season, which currently has the Diamondbacks in line for the seventh pick in the draft, will likely be just the third time in 12 years the expansion team has finished last in their division.
Sun, Sep 27, 2009 07:08:00 PM

Augie Ojeda went 3-for-4 with three RBI in Arizona's 10-inning 5-3 victory over the Dodgers on Monday night.

Ojeda first put the D-Backs on the board with a two-run double in the second, and eight innings later he walked in an insurance run in the top of the 10th after Rusty Ryal had put Arizona in front with a solo homer to lead off the inning. Ojeda also drew a walk in the game, and holds a solid .342 OBP despite his .244 average.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 01:29:00 AM

Augie Ojeda (groin) is likely to sit out Friday against the Brewers.

Ojeda missed Thursday's game as well with a minor groin injury. Josh Wilson started in his placed and is likely to get the nod at shortstop again Friday night. Ojeda is missing out on some excellent face time with Stephen Drew sidelined.
Fri, May 1, 2009 09:36:00 AM

Augie Ojeda is out with a groin injury.

Ojeda likely hurt his groin running the bases Wednesday, but the injury isn't serious, according to manager Bob Melvin. He was replaced in the lineup by Josh Wilson, who was recalled from the minors a few days ago.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 10:11:00 PM

The Diamondbacks and Augie Ojeda have reportedly avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $712,500 contract.

It suggests that Ojeda would have been non-tendered had he not signed this week. He's strictly a utilityman for the Diamondbacks, and the team still would likely prefer to secure two superior options at second base.
Wed, Dec 10, 2008 08:42:00 PM

Augie Ojeda, who hadn't played since May 25 because of a strained groin, was used as a pinch-hitter on Monday and popped up with the bases loaded in the ninth.

Conor Jackson could have been available and Jeff Salazar definitely was available, yet Ojeda was the choice to hit with the Diamondbacks down a run in the ninth. He's come through a few times this year, but in the end, he's still Augie Ojeda.
Tue, Jun 3, 2008 03:16:00 AM

Augie Ojeda is likely to miss a few days after suffering a strained groin during the ninth inning of Sunday's game.

If it turns out to be more serious than expected, Ojeda could be placed on the DL to make room for Chad Tracy. Otherwise, Robby Hammock is likely to be sent out.
Sun, May 25, 2008 07:55:00 PM

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3B1Luis Valbuena
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4Kyle Hendricks
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