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Mike Fontenot | Second Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/9/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 165
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Rays signed INF Mike Fontenot to a minor league contract.
Fontenot was released by the Nationals earlier this week, but it didn't take him long to find a new home. The 33-year-old spent all of last season at Triple-A Durham, batting .264/.335/.379 with four homers and 42 RBI. Mar 28 - 4:09 PM

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Nationals released INF Mike Fontenot.

It's not clear whether Fontenot had an opt-out of if the Nats just decided there was no room for him on their Triple-A roster. The 33-year-old will seek employment elsewhere.
Mar 28 - 8:27 AM

Nationals signed INF Mike Fontenot to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Fontenot spent the entire 2013 season with the Rays' Triple-A team and batted just .264/.335/.379. The 33-year-old has little shot at an Opening Day roster spot.
Jan 9 - 1:51 PM

Rays signed INF Mike Fontenot to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Fontenot batted .289/.343/.340 in 105 plate appearances this past season for the Phillies. It's possible that he will be able to crack the Rays' Opening Day roster, but the 32-year-old has never been a fantasy option.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:13:00 PM

Phillies released INF Mike Fontenot.

He had been designated for assignment and will now be free to sign elsewhere. Fontenot batted .289/.343/.340 with a home run, seven RBI and a .683 OPS in 47 games before the Phillies cut him loose.
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 01:52:00 PM

Phillies designated INF Mike Fontenot for assignment.

Fontenot batted .289/.343/.340 with a home run, seven RBI and a .683 OPS in 47 games with the Phillies. He should draw interest on waivers. Michael Martinez was called up to replace him on the active roster.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 01:51:00 PM

Mike Fontenot is starting at second base Thursday.

Fontenot should get the majority of playing time at second while Freddy Galvis recovers from a lower back strain. Michael Martinez also figures to get some starts.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 11:12:00 AM

Mike Fontenot went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

The 31-year-old has hit safely in each start since his call-up earlier this month, and is now batting 8-for-18 (.444). Do not expect the career .265 hitter to sustain these numbers for much longer.
Mon, May 28, 2012 03:20:00 AM

Phillies purchased the contract of INF Mike Fontenot from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Fontenot, who signed a minor league deal with the Phillies last month, had a .300/.364/.420 batting line over his first 15 game with the IronPigs. The 31-year-old batted just .227/.304/.377 across 252 plate appearances with the Giants last year, so we aren't expecting much from a fantasy perspective, but he could split playing time with rookie Freddy Galvis at second base.
Fri, May 11, 2012 11:08:00 PM

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Mike Fontenot could be called up to the majors "in the coming days."

Rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis has handled himself well with the glove, but the Phillies can't live with his weak .213/.237/.340 batting line for much longer. Fontenot, who signed a minor league deal with Philadelphia last month, is hitting .319/.373/.447 with six doubles and an .819 OPS over 52 plate appearances with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Thu, May 10, 2012 06:48:00 PM

Mike Fontenot has reported to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Fontenot spent the past week working out at extended spring training after battling a groin injury throughout camp. He could join the Phillies' roster within a week.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 12:08:00 PM

Phillies signed INF Mike Fontenot to a minor league contract.

It's a good fit, as the Phillies have a need for infield depth with Chase Utley (knee) and Michael Martinez (foot) sidelined and rookie Freddy Galvis playing second base. Fontenot, 31, is a .266/.332/.406 career hitter in the big leagues and has experience playing second base, shortstop and the hot corner. We figure he'll join the big league roster before long.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 05:55:00 PM

Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio reports that Mike Fontenot will sign a minor league contract with the Phillies.

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported earlier in the day that Fontenot was also weighing an offer from the Braves, but he has apparently opted to sign with the Fightins. Rookie Freddy Galvis is filling in for Chase Utley at second base right now, but Fontenot would provide an experienced alternative. The 31-year-old batted .277/.304/.377 across 252 plate appearances with the Giants last year.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 04:40:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports free agent Mike Fontenot is deciding between offers from the Phillies and Braves.

We've got a utilityman bidding war on our hands. Starting raw rookie Freddy Galvis in the absence of Chase Utley, the Phillies would seem to have the greater need, but Fontenot would also be an offensive upgrade on Jack Wilson behind rookie Tyler Pastornicky at shortstop in Atlanta. He should have a new team by the end of the weekend.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 04:09:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Phillies have interest in free agent Mike Fontenot.

They probably won't have much competition. Fontenot, who was released by the Giants last week, batted just .277/.304/.377 across 252 plate appearances in 2011.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 06:08:00 PM

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