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Hiram Bocachica | Outfielder

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/4/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Free agent Hiram Bocachica has agreed to a one-year deal to play with the Seibu Lions of Japan.
He'll be teammates with Craig Brazell. Bocachica hit .238/.294/.349 in 63 at-bats for the Padres last season. Mon, Dec 3, 2007 04:22:00 PM
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Padres designated outfielder Hiram Bocachica for assignment.

Bocachica hit .238/.294/.349 in 63 at-bats after being claimed off waivers from the A's. He'll likely clear waivers and report to Triple-A.
Wed, Jul 18, 2007 09:25:00 PM

Hiram Bocachica returned to the starting lineup on Thursday and went 0-for-4 against the Rays.

Bocachica, who had been limited by strep throat, is 6-for-26 with a homer and two RBI since being claimed off waivers from the A's a couple of weeks ago.
Thu, Jun 14, 2007 03:28:00 PM

Hiram Bocachica was unavailable for the fourth straight day Wednesday due to strep throat.

Bocachica is reportedly feeling better and could return to the lineup Thursday.
Thu, Jun 14, 2007 10:23:00 AM

The Padres will add Hiram Bocachica to their roster prior to Friday's game.

Bocachica will likely replace either Oscar Robles or Paul McAnulty, probably the former. McAnulty could then be sent down when Brian Giles is activated from the disabled list. Bocachica will start against lefties until Giles returns, but he'll mostly be used as a pinch-hitter.
Thu, May 31, 2007 09:49:00 PM

Padres claimed outfielder Hiram Bocachica off waivers from the Athletics.

The Padres aren't necessarily doing this with the intention of adding him to the major league roster. It's possible he'll replace Paul McAnulty, but it seems more likely that he'll head to Triple-A Portland for now. The 31-year-old Bocachica was hitting .313/.444/.618 with nine homers and eight steals for Sacramento before being called up for two weeks. He was 1-for-17 with a homer while with the A's.
Thu, May 31, 2007 05:53:00 PM

Athletics designated outfielder Hiram Bocachica for assignment.

While it was a home run, Bocachica had just one hit in 17 at-bats during his two weeks in the majors.
Wed, May 30, 2007 02:38:00 PM

Hiram Bocachica hit his first major league home run since 2004 in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

It was a two-run shot off Jon Garland. Bocachica, who was added to the lineup after Travis Buck was scratched, had nine homers in Triple-A before being called up a week ago. He'd be interesting in AL-only leagues if he played three or four times per week, but that doesn't figure to happen with Mark Kotsay due back on May 31.
Wed, May 23, 2007 11:35:00 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of outfielder Hiram Bocachica from Triple-A Sacramento.

Bocachica, 31, was hitting .313/.444/.618 with nine homers and eight steals for Sacramento, but that's not going to get him much playing time in the majors. He's just another option to pinch-hit for Jason Kendall.
Wed, May 16, 2007 04:32:00 PM

Athletics re-signed outfielder Hiram Bocachica to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

An odd sequence of events. Bocachica must have wanted to see if he could find a major league deal elsewhere, resulting in his release last week after he was removed from the 40-man roster. However, that he did it this way, instead of accepting a minor league assignment, means he can't play in the majors for the A's before May 1. He was a long shot to make the team anyway, but he would have had a chance had an injury struck Oakland's outfield this spring.
Sun, Feb 25, 2007 05:09:00 PM

Athletics released outfielder Hiram Bocachica.

It makes very little sense that the A's kept Bocachica on their roster all winter long and then released him now. He was removed from the 40-man roster last week to make room for Lenny DiNardo, but he still could have been brought back. We can only imagine that he either wanted out or he showed up to camp out of shape.
Thu, Feb 22, 2007 07:51:00 PM

Athletics designated outfielder Hiram Bocachica for assignment.

Bocachica can be an acceptable fifth outfielder, but he's not the kind of player the A's needed to keep on their 40-man roster all winter. He'll probably clear waivers and get re-signed to a minor league deal.
Wed, Feb 14, 2007 05:01:00 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of outfielder Hiram Bocachica from Triple-A Sacramento.

Since returning from a wrist injury, Bocachica was hitting .326/.422/.595 in 291 at-bats for Sacramento. Still, he's another right-handed-hitting outfieleder better against lefty pitchers, the A's won't have many at-bats available for him.
Fri, Sep 1, 2006 08:50:00 PM

Hiram Bocachica made his 2006 debut for Single-A Stockton on Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with a double.

Bocachica got hurt in spring training for the second year in a row and missed the first six weeks of the season with a wrist injury. It's possible that he'll see time on the Oakland bench in the second half.
Thu, May 18, 2006 01:26:00 PM

Hiram Bocachica was diagnosed with carpal boss in his right wrist. He's scheduled for surgery Tuesday that will likely cost him two months.

This after he broke the wrist last spring, preventing him from having any chance of making the Athletics. A healthy Bocachica would likely be a useful 25th man, but since he turns 30 tomorrow, he could be running out of chances.
Fri, Mar 3, 2006 10:40:00 PM

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