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Chris Heintz | Catcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/6/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Orioles signed catcher Chris Heintz to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
Heintz, 33, hit .232/.267/.268 in 82 at-bats for the Twins over the last three seasons. He could be considered the current favorite to act as Ramon Hernandez's backup over Guillermo Quiroz, though there are still better options out there. Fri, Feb 1, 2008 01:24:00 PM

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Twins waived catcher Chris Heintz for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

Heintz, 33, spent three years on Minnesota's 40-man roster for no good reason. He hit .232/.267/.268 in 82 at-bats over the three seasons. When he was helping to fill in for Joe Mauer and Mike Redmond in September, the Twins went 0-10 in his appearances.
Sat, Nov 17, 2007 12:52:00 PM

Twins recalled catcher Chris Heintz from Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins wanted an extra catcher with Joe Mauer likely to be limited for a few days. Heintz will play behind Mike Redmond.
Sun, Aug 26, 2007 12:55:00 PM

Twins optioned catcher Chris Heintz to Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins go back down to two catchers. Heintz was 5-for-25 with two RBI during his time on the roster.
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 07:05:00 PM

Twins recalled catcher Chris Heintz from Triple-A Rochester.

Heintz will back up Mike Redmond until Joe Mauer comes off the disabled list.
Tue, May 8, 2007 06:05:00 PM

Twins optioned catcher Chris Heintz to Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins were basically playing with 24 man with Heintz on the roster. His lone appearance came in a blowout loss to the Yankees.
Wed, Apr 11, 2007 11:53:00 PM

Twins recalled catcher Chris Heintz from Triple-A Rochester.

For the second September in a row, the 32-year-old Heintz is acting as the Twins' third catcher. He hit .286/.323/.369 for Triple-A Rochester this season.
Fri, Sep 1, 2006 01:45:00 PM

Twins recalled catcher Chris Heintz from Triple-A Rochester.

All that fuss about Corky Miller earlier this season and now the Twins are bypassing him for Heintz, a 31-year-old making his major league debut. He'll be the third catcher.
Tue, Sep 6, 2005 11:21:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Nick Hundley
3Steve Clevenger
4Matt Wieters
1B1Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1David Lough
2Alejandro De Aza
3Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Bud Norris
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Wei-Yin Chen
5Kevin Gausman
6Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6Brad Brach
7Ubaldo Jimenez
8T.J. McFarland
9Evan Meek
10Joe Saunders
11Ryan Webb