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Joey Gathright | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/27/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Joey Gathright has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for amphetamines while in the minors.
Gathright posted a weak .299/.346/.347 batting line in 40 games this season with the Reds' Triple-A affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky. The 31-year-old speedster is currently a free agent and will begin serving out the punishment when he signs with a new organization. Tue, Oct 2, 2012 05:50:00 PM

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Reds signed OF Joey Gathright to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.

The Reds purchased his contract from the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League. Gathright, 31, appeared in seven games with the Red Sox last year and has a .263/.327/.303 batting line in the majors. He'll serve as minor league depth.
Thu, May 24, 2012 07:02:00 PM

Red Sox sent OF Joey Gathright outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Gathright hadn't played in the majors since 2009 prior to his promotion in September where he functioned primarily as a pinch-runner down the stretch. The move will allow him to become a free agent, though he'll likely have to settle for a spring training invite somewhere. The 30-year-old has a .263/.327/.303 career batting line over his seven seasons of major league service.
Sat, Oct 22, 2011 11:32:00 AM

Red Sox purchased the contract of OF Joey Gathright from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Gathright, 30, hasn't played in the majors since 2009, when he was on Boston's playoff roster. He is expected to function as a pinch-runner down the stretch, so he is unlikely to have any fantasy value.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 04:05:00 PM

The Red Sox are set to promote Joey Gathright, according to MLB.com's Peter Gammons.

Gathright began the season playing independent ball and signed a minor league contract with Boston on the last day of August. The speedy outfielder hasn't played in the majors since 2009, when he was on Boston's playoff roster. The 30-year-old has a .263/.327/.303 career batting line in the big leagues. He'll be used strictly as a pinch-runner, as Boston looks like find every trifling roster advantage they can to hold off Tampa Bay.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 06:59:00 PM

Red Sox signed OF Joey Gathright to a minor league contract.

Gathright was playing with the Yuma Scorpions in the independent North American League, where Jose Canseco served as his hitting coach. The speedy outfielder hasn't played in the majors since 2009, when he was on Boston's playoff roster. The 30-year-old has a .263/.327/.303 career batting line in the big leagues.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 03:18:00 PM

Orioles released OF Joey Gathright.

The O's signed Gathright to a minor league contract after he was released by the Blue Jays in March. The 29-year-old outfielder batted a meager .185/.255/.222 with seven RBI in 216 at-bats for Triple-A Norfolk.
Thu, Jul 22, 2010 12:50:00 PM

Orioles signed OF Joey Gathright to a minor league contract.

Gathright was dumped by the Blue Jays just a few days ago after posting a .167/.186/.167 batting line this spring. He's doubtful to have much of an impact this year in Baltimore.
Tue, Mar 30, 2010 08:26:00 AM

Blue Jays released OF Joey Gathright.

Another victim of poor spring numbers, Gathright's .167/.186/.167 showing wasn't enough to earn him a spot with the Jays. It's hard to showcase your speed if you're never on base, which is why Gathright swiped just two bases this spring. Still, someone always needs cheap speed and Gathright can do that; expect him to find a new home either before camps end or shortly thereafter.
Sun, Mar 28, 2010 09:55:00 AM

Joey Gathright went 0-for-5 while his Jays teammates were combining for 10 runs and 16 hits on Friday.

Gathright entered camp with a clear edge over Jeremy Reed in the competition for a bench spot, but he's hit just .179. Reed collected three more hits today and is at .413 for the spring.
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 04:28:00 PM

Blue Jays signed outfielder Joey Gathright to a minor league contract.

Gathright, 28, played for both the Red Sox and Cubs in 2009, and hit .267/.313/.267 overall. He'll provide organizational depth for the Jays.
Sun, Dec 13, 2009 02:00:00 PM

Joey Gathright refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket and is now a free agent.

Once a fairly promising prospect, Gathright is now at the Triple-A or fifth outfielder stage of his career. He'll land with a team that values his outstanding speed.
Mon, Nov 9, 2009 01:58:00 PM

Red Sox recalled outfielder Joey Gathright from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Gathright was acquired in late August from the Orioles for a player to be named later. He's hit .325 in 82 Triple-A games between Norfolk and Pawtucket and will serve primarily as a late-innings pinch-runner.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 08:13:00 AM

Red Sox acquired outfielder Joey Gathright from the Orioles for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Gathright will head to Triple-A Pawtucket and is likely to be called up in September to act as a pinch-runner. He was batting .329/.386/.376 with no home runs, 20 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 322 at-bats for the Norfolk Tides.
Sat, Aug 29, 2009 07:07:00 PM

Orioles acquired OF Joey Gathright from the Cubs for IF/OF Ryan Freel.

Gathright will serve as organizational insurance, since Baltimore has plenty of outfielders right now who can actually hit major league pitching.
Fri, May 8, 2009 05:16:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
3Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Tony Cingrani
5Anthony DeSclafani
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Amir Garrett
9Daniel Corcino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Sean Marshall
6Pedro Villarreal
7JJ Hoover
8Carlos Contreras
9Ryan Dennick
10Jose Mijares