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Brendan Harris | Shortstop

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: William & Mary (VA)
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (0) / CHC
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The Angels have hired Brendan Harris as a pro scout.
Harris is 35 and failed to make it out of the minors each of the last two years, so he's decided to move on to the next chapter in his life. The infielder batted .256/.314/.381 over parts of eight seasons in the majors. Feb 21 - 1:34 PM

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Tigers released INF Brendan Harris.

The Tigers acquired Alexi Casilla from the Rays Monday, as they apparently preferred him to Harris for some infield depth. Harris, 34, has hit .238/.371/.331 between Double- and Triple-A this season and will now seek employment elsewhere.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 05:48:00 PM

Tigers signed INF Brendan Harris to a minor league contract.

Harris, 34, spent most of last season in independent ball. He's merely an organizational guy.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 05:38:00 PM

Dodgers released INF Brendan Harris.

Harris was removed from Triple-A Albuquerque's roster on Saturday to make room for Cuban prospect Alex Guerrero, who is recovered from his spring oblique injury. Harris will try to latch on with a new organization.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Dodgers signed INF Brendan Harris to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Harris appeared in 44 games with the Angels this season before playing at the Triple-A level with the Yankees and Rangers. The .256/.314/.381 career hitter will attempt to win a backup infielder job during spring training.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 05:30:00 PM

Rangers signed INF Brendan Harris to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Harris had been with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate after being released by the Angels following a .206/.252/.355 batting line over 44 games at the big league level. He'll provide minor league depth.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 06:32:00 PM

Yankees signed INF Brendan Harris to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Harris batted .206/.252/.355 with four homers and nine RBI in 107 at-bats with the Angels earlier this season. The Yankees will be happy to have him around as minor league depth.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Brendan Harris has elected free agency.

Harris declined an outright assignment by the Angels and will now look for an opportunity elsewhere. He batted only .206/.252/.355 with four homers and nine RBI in 107 at-bats for the Halos this season.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 06:51:00 PM

Angels designated infielder Brendan Harris for assignment.

Harris homered in his last start for the Angels on July 10. He saw significant time in April with the Angels infield banged up, but he had received a total of 50 at-bats in the 2 1/2 months since. Overall, he was hitting .206/.252/.355 with four homers and nine RBI in 107 at-bats. It's unlikely that he'll be picked up on waivers.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 06:18:00 PM

Brendan Harris homered for the second consecutive game, helping to lead the Angels to a 7-5 victory over the White Sox on Friday.

Harris, filling in for the injured Erick Aybar, has certainly provided a spark to the Angels' lineup over the last two games. He's now hitting .288 with three homers and six RBI in only 66 at-bats on the season. He'll continue to draw starts at shortstop while Aybar is sidelined.
Fri, May 10, 2013 11:57:00 PM

Brendan Harris hit his first big-league homer since 2010 off the Twins' Kevin Correia on Monday.

Ironically, his previous homer came for the Twins against the Angels in a game just over three years ago. Harris is playing shortstop for the Angels with Erick Aybar out, and he's now 4-for-15 on the season.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 12:07:00 AM

Angels purchased the contract of INF Brendan Harris from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Harris, 32, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010, but he'll be part of the Halos' bench. His playing time figures to be limited, however.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 08:31:00 AM

Angels signed INF Brendan Harris to a minor league contract.

Harris had a nice year at Triple-A with the Rockies in 2012, but he hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010. He'll begin 2013 at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:06:00 PM

Rockies signed INF Brendan Harris to a minor league contract.

Harris spent all of the 2011 season at Triple-A in the Orioles organization, producing an ugly .225/.282/.331 batting line with 10 homers. The Rockies will have a competition in spring training for the third base job, but Harris almost surely will be on the outside looking in.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 01:26:00 PM

Orioles reassigned INF Brendan Harris to minor league camp.

Harris was pretty much locked into a utility infield job as recently as last week, but he had a growth removed from his back and it sidetracked his progress. The Orioles will have to hope that he remains in the organization and eventually climbs his way back up.
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 12:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2John Hicks
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1JaCoby Jones
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Anibal Sanchez
6Daniel Norris
7Matt Boyd
8Myles Jaye
9Sandy Baez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Bruce Rondon
8Kyle Ryan
9Blaine Hardy
10Buck Farmer
11Chad Bell
12William Cuevas
13Logan Kensing
14Dustin Molleken