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Ivan DeJesus Jr. | Second Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ivan DeJesus Jr. launched a three-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
The longball capped off a four-run first inning by the Reds and that wound up being all they needed. DeJesus Jr. didn't homer in 50 games for Triple-A Louisville this season but has now gone deep in two of three starts since being called up. He could have earned some playing time at shortstop while Zack Cozart (knee) is out. Jun 10 - 4:12 PM

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Reds purchased the contract of INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. from Triple-A Louisville.

The 28-year-old was batting .303/.378/.384 in 50 games this season for Louisville. De Jesus is capable of playing all around the infield and will likely do just that in a part-time role with the big-league Reds.
Jun 3 - 5:45 PM

Reds prospect Ivan DeJesus owns the fifth-highest average in Triple-A, batting .452 in his first nine games for Louisville.

DeJesus upped his hitting streak to nine games Sunday with a 2-for-5 effort against Indianapolis. The 27-year-old has two or more hits in three of his last four games. He hasn't shown much power though, as only four of his 14 hits have gone for extra bases. DeJesus hasn't been called up to the majors since 2012.
Apr 20 - 3:19 PM

Reds signed INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. to a minor league contract.

The 27-year-old infielder was acquired by the Red Sox as part of last season's Kelly Johnson trade with the Orioles. He hit a respectable .281/.359/.386 with five homers and 57 RBI in 115 contests at Triple-A in 2014. He'll have a chance to compete for a utility role with the Reds during spring training.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Red Sox acquired INFs Ivan DeJesus Jr. and Jemile Weeks from the Orioles for INFs Michael Almanzar and Kelly Johnson.

DeJesus, 27, was hitting .282/.358/.389 with five home runs and 56 RBI in 113 games this season for the Orioles' Triple-A team. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012 -- when he was a member of the Red Sox.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Orioles reassigned INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. and LHP Eduardo Rodriguez to minor league camp.

Neither player had a legitimate shot at claiming an Opening Day roster spot. DeJesus and Rodriguez will serve as organizational depth this season for the Orioles.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Orioles signed INF Ivan DeJesus, Jr. to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

DeJesus has appeared in 48 games in the majors between the Dodgers and Red Sox and spent this past season with the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate, where he hit .319/.380/.457 over 103 games. The 26-year-old could surface on Baltimore's bench at some point.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 04:07:00 PM

Pirates acquired INF Ivan DeJesus, Jr. from the Red Sox in the Joel Hanrahan deal.

DeJesus owns a .298 batting average and .370 on-base percentage in the minors, but he has scuffled in sporadic opportunities in the majors. Without much in the way of pop or speed, the 25-year-old likely fits best as a utility player in the long-term.
Wed, Dec 26, 2012 01:25:00 PM

Red Sox sent INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

DeJesus was designated for assignment last week but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He's batted just .205/.253/.247 over 48 career games.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 02:38:00 PM

Red Sox designated INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. for assignment.

DeJesus was out of options, and the Sox already have a similar player on the roster in Pedro Ciriaco. It's possible he'll receive some interest on waivers.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:42:00 PM

Red Sox recalled INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Acquired from the Dodgers in last month's megadeal, DeJesus has batted .273/.324/.364 in 23 big league games this season. He'll provide infield depth.
Sun, Sep 2, 2012 02:02:00 PM

Red Sox acquired INF Ivan DeJesus Jr., RHP Allan Webster, 1B James Loney and two players to be named later from the Dodgers for 1B Adrian Gonzalez, RHP Josh Beckett, OF Carl Crawford, INF Nick Punto and cash considerations.

DeJesus has posted a pedestrian .295/.333/.415 batting line with three home runs and 33 RBI in 60 games this season at the Triple-A level. The 25-year-old from Puerto Rico can play all around the field but is doubtful to ever become an offensive threat in the major leagues.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 05:10:00 PM

Dodgers optioned INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. to Triple-A Albuquerque.

He was sent down in order to make room for Scott Van Slyke on the active roster. DeJesus Jr. is hitting .273 (9-for-33) in 23 games with the Dodgers this season and should return to the major league level later this summer.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 06:41:00 PM

Ivan De Jesus Jr. hit a two-run double in the top of the ninth to lead the Dodgers to an 8-7 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

De Jesus didn't start, but he had a game-tying sac fly as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and then the go-ahead double in the ninth. One would hope it might earn him a start in Wednesday's game. De Jesus doesn't have much of a bat, but he is a fine defender, especially at second base. Odds are he'll get a start and Adam Kennedy will sit against the left-hander in the series finale.
Wed, May 23, 2012 01:30:00 AM

Dodgers recalled INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. from Triple-A Albuquerque.

DeJesus suffered a torn muscle on his left side in spring training but is now healthy. He'll function as a utility man as long as Mark Ellis is sidelined.
Sat, May 19, 2012 07:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Michael Lorenzen
3Raisel Iglesias
4David Holmberg
5Keyvius Sampson
6Jon Moscot
7Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Dylan Axelrod
8Pedro Villarreal
9Nate Adcock
10Sean Marshall