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Ivan DeJesus Jr. | Shortstop | #12

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Ivan De Jesus Jr. went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double against the Yankees on Friday.
De Jesus homered off Masahiro Tanaka. He's had a strong spring as one of Boston's busiest players, hitting .396/.431/.563 in 48 at-bats. It's not going to earn him a spot on the Red Sox, but there's the chance someone else might want him as a bench player. Mar 23 - 5:15 PM

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Red Sox signed INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. to a minor league contract.

DeJesus spent the entire 2017 season with the Triple-A affiliate of the Brewers, posting an impressive .345/.407/.488 batting line with seven home runs and 65 RBI in 112 games. He played eight games with the Red Sox back in 2012 after being acquired as part of the Adrian Gonzalez trade.
Jan 2 - 7:24 PM

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

DeJesus, 29, batted .253/.311/.312 in a part-time role with the Reds last season. He'll compete for a utility role in spring training.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Ivan DeJesus Jr. has elected free agency.

DeJesus was removed from the Reds' 40-man roster last week and has opted to look for a gig elsewhere. He's a career .242/.303/.327 hitter over parts of four seasons in the majors.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Reds sent INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. outright to Triple-A Louisville.

The move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster. DeJesus, 29, is a career .242/.303/.327 hitter over parts of four seasons in the majors.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 02:42:00 PM

Ivan DeJesus Jr. went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored in a win over the Cubs on Saturday.

DeJesus is ending the season on a high note, as he has now turned in three straight two-hit games. The utility player is hitting .253/.312/.313 in 103 games.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:44:00 PM

Ivan DeJesus Jr. ripped a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

Making a spot start in place of the injured Brandon Phillips (finger, shin), DeJesus lifted a Bartolo Colon offering over the left field wall in the fourth inning. It gave the Reds a 3-0 lead at the time, but they were outscored 4-0 the rest of the way.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 10:26:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 04:12:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 05:45:00 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.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 03:19:00 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

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