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Willie Harris | Second Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/22/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 193
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Kennesaw State
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Reds sent OF Willie Harris outright to Triple-A Louisville.
He was sent down to make room for Drew Stubbs' return from the disabled list. Harris is hitting just .114 (5-for-44) in 25 games with the Reds this season. Mon, Jun 25, 2012 05:47:00 PM

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Reds purchased the contract of OF Willie Harris from Triple-A Louisville.

He'll take the roster spot of Drew Stubbs, who was placed on the disabled list Friday with an oblique strain. Harris was just 3-for-35 (.086) in his first stint with the Reds this season. He'll offer some flexibility off the bench.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 05:19:00 PM

Reds sent OF Willie Harris outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Harris gets the boot after collecting just three hits over his first 35 at-bats (.086). Miguel Cairo, fresh off the disabled list, will take his spot on the active roster.
Mon, May 7, 2012 04:07:00 PM

Reds purchased the contract of OF Willie Harris from Triple-A Louisville.

Harris batted just .264/.316/.321 this spring, but it was enough to earn a spot on Dusty Baker's bench. He'll back up at all three outfield spots.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 03:26:00 PM

Reds signed OF Willie Harris to a minor league contract.

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that he'll earn an $800,000 base salary if he makes the Opening Day roster with the chance for an additional $200,000 in performance-based incentives. Harris, 33, batted .246/.351/.317 with two home runs and 23 RBI in 283 plate appearances last season for the Mets while playing all around the diamond defensively. He'll function as an active utilityman in 2012 for Cincinnati.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 02:50:00 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets haven't had any talks with free agent Willie Harris.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson recently said that he was open to re-signing both Harris and Scott Hairston. While the club just agreed to a new deal with Hairston, it appears Harris may have to find an opportunity elsewhere. The 33-year-old batted .246/.351/.317 with two homers, 23 RBI and a .668 OPS over 126 games with the Mets in 2011.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 10:56:00 AM

William Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals are considering bringing Willie Harris back.

The Nats are looking for a left-handed batter off the bench, and Harris fits the bill. The veteran outfielder batted .246/.351/.317 with two homers over 126 games with the Mets this past season.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 08:13:00 PM

Mets activated OF Willie Harris from the bereavement list.

Harris was away to be with his wife, Trey, who lost her pregnancy at five months. Fernando Martinez has been optioned out to clear a spot on the roster.
Sun, Jul 3, 2011 01:29:00 PM

Willie Harris will be activated from the bereavement list Sunday.

Harris was placed on the bereavement list this week after his wife, Trey, lost her pregnancy at five months. Fernando Martinez will likely be sent back down to the minors upon his return.
Fri, Jul 1, 2011 04:17:00 PM

Mets placed OF Willie Harris on the bereavement list.

Harris' wife went into labor just five months into her pregnancy and sadly the baby didn't make it. He can stay on the bereavement list for 3-7 days.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 12:44:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday that Willie Harris’s wife went into premature labor and lost the baby.

Horrible news. Harris caught a flight to New York late Wednesday to be with his wife and was placed on the paternity leave list. Baseball seems rather insignificant at times like this, but he could rejoin the Mets as soon as Friday. Fernando Martinez was called up from the minors to temporarily replace him on the active roster.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 11:45:00 AM

Mets placed OF Willie Harris on paternity leave.

Harris left the team on Wednesday night after his wife went into labor a month prematurely. It's not yet known when the outfielder will rejoin the Mets.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 11:30:00 PM

Willie Harris went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Mets loss in Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

The multi-hit day was Harris’ first since Opening Day against the Marlins. That should tell you all you need to know about his fantasy viability, even in very deep NL-only formats. That being said, he did make his third start at third base today, putting him on track to gain eligibility there in most leagues in the near future.
Sun, May 22, 2011 04:51:00 PM

Willie Harris will start in center field Thursday against the Nationals.

Harris will bat eighth against right-hander Livan Hernandez. Scott Hairston got the start in center field Wednesday against the left-hander Tom Gorzelanny.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 02:08:00 PM

Willie Harris will play left field against the Phillies on Wednesday night.

He's back in the No. 2 spot after Scott Hairston got the start against the left-hander Cole Hamels on Tuesday. It's unlikely that Jason Bay will return this weekend, so Harris has some temporarily value in NL-only leagues.
Wed, Apr 6, 2011 02:16:00 PM

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