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Matt Antonelli | Second Baseman

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Infielder Matt Antonelli has retired from baseball.
The report comes from's Chris Cotillo, who says Antonelli will become a student assistant next season at Wake Forest, where he went to college. A former first-round pick, Antonelli made it up to the majors for 21 games with the Padres in 2008 but had not come close to sniffing the big leagues since. Wed, Jul 17, 2013 06:16:00 PM

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Indians released INF Matt Antonelli.

Antonelli, who joined the Indians this winter on a minor league deal, went 0-for-6 in three games with Triple-A Columbus. The 28-year-old will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Indians signed INF Matt Antonelli to a minor league contract.

The former first-rounder hasn't appeared in the majors since 2008 and is coming off a horrid showing in 2012, having batted .201/.324/.286 over 44 games at Triple-A for the Orioles and Yankees. He's merely organizational depth.
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 09:24:00 PM

Yankees released INF Matt Antonelli.

Antonelli was designated for assignment earlier this week to clear a roster spot for Chad Qualls. The 27-year-old infielder will try to latch on with a new club.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 09:08:00 AM

Yankees designated INF Matt Antonelli for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Chad Qualls. New York claimed Antonelli off waivers from the Orioles in mid-May and he's been playing at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since that time. Antonelli should clear waivers and remain in the organization, unless another franchise wants to snipe him as minor league depth, as New York did to Baltimore.
Sun, Jul 1, 2012 05:14:00 PM

Yankees claimed INF Matt Antonelli off waivers from the Orioles; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Antonelli was designated for assignment by the O's earlier this week after batting just .204/.357/.280 at Triple-A Norfolk. He will serve as depth for the Yanks.
Thu, May 17, 2012 03:50:00 PM

Orioles designated INF Matt Antonelli for assignment.

Antonelli failed to earn a roster spot out of spring training and is off to a .204/.357/.280 start at Triple-A Norfolk. He should clear waivers and remain in the organization.
Sun, May 13, 2012 12:59:00 PM

Orioles optioned INF Matt Antonelli to Triple-A Norfolk.

Antonelli had a chance at a utility infield job this spring, but batted just .194 (6-for-31) with zero extra-base hits. Ryan Flaherty now appears to be in good shape to make the Opening Day roster.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 06:07:00 PM

Orioles signed INF Matt Antonelli.

The deal was agreed to late last week, then made official on Monday after Antonelli passed his physical in Baltimore. The 26-year-old infielder batted .298/.390/.457 in the minor leagues this past season and will now serve as organizational depth for the Orioles.
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 03:57:00 PM

Brittany Ghiroli of reports that the Orioles have signed infielder Matt Antonelli, pending a physical.

He is expected to receive a big league deal, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Antonelli, who turns 27 next April, batted .298/.390/.457 with eight homers, 31 RBI and an .847 OPS over 374 plate appearances this season between Double- and Triple-A in the Nationals' organization. He hasn't appeared in the big leagues since 2008 as a member of the Padres and is unlikely to crack the O's Opening Day roster.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 05:44:00 PM

Nationals signed 2B Matt Antonelli to a minor league contract.

The 25-year-old infielder was non-tendered by the Padres earlier this month. He hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2008 and will probably struggle to reach the bigs in a Nationals uniform.
Fri, Dec 17, 2010 03:43:00 PM

Padres non-tendered 2B Matt Antonelli.

Antonelli, 25, hasn't appeared in a major league game since back in 2008, when he went 11-for-57 (.193) in a short look with the Padres. Because of his youth, some other organization should give him a shot.
Thu, Dec 2, 2010 10:05:00 PM

Padres placed 2B Matt Antonelli (hand) on the 60-day disabled list.

Antonelli had surgery to repair his broken hamate bone on Thursday, which will cost him about eight weeks of recovery time. The Padres can now use his spot on the 40-man roster for someone else until he's ready to resume playing, which will likely be sometime this summer.
Sat, May 1, 2010 08:17:00 AM

Matt Antonelli underwent surgery Thursday to repair the hamate bone in his left hand and will miss the next eight weeks.

The 25-year-old did his best to avoid having a procedure, but his progress was slow. The surgery should help fix some of his issues. Antonelli had a great spring, batting .378/.410/.568 with one homer and eight RBI over 37 Cactus League at-bats. He could see some big league action in September.
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 11:17:00 PM

Matt Antonelli is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to repair the injury to the hambate bone in his left hand.

Antonelli tried rehabbing it, but hasn't made enough progress for the Padres' liking. He is expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks and will report to Triple-A Portland once he's ready for full-time action.
Wed, Apr 28, 2010 07:27:00 PM

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