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Ivan DeJesus Jr. | Second Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 199
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 30 - 10:47 PM

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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.
Mar 12 - 4:44 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

Ivan DeJesus Jr. (oblique) has begun a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque.

DeJesus suffered a torn muscle on his left side in spring training and had been rehabbing at the Dodgers' spring training complex. He'll figures to be optioned to Triple-A once healthy.
Fri, May 4, 2012 11:24:00 AM

Dodgers placed INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a torn oblique.

DeJesus tore his right oblique in mid-March and is likely to miss the first month of the 2012 season. The 24-year-old middle infielder will presumably be sent to Triple-A Albuquerque once he's back to full health.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 10:54:00 PM

Ivan DeJesus Jr. is scheduled to take ground balls Wednesday for the first time since straining his left oblique muscle on March 17.

DeJesus is making progress, but he's unlikely to be a realistic option for the Opening Day roster at this point. The 24-year-old infielder batted .188 (6-for-32) in 17 games with the Dodgers last season.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:49:00 PM

An MRI taken this week on Ivan DeJesus' sore left side revealed a torn oblique muscle.

DeJesus could be out for a month or longer if the tear is severe. The 24-year-old infielder batted .188/.235/.188 in 35 plate appearances last year in the majors.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 02:21:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Carlos Rivero
3B1Will Middlebrooks
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson