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Gil Velazquez | Third Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (37) / 10/17/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Gil Velazquez has elected free agency.
The 33-year-old infielder received just one at-bat for the Marlins in 2013. He'll look to catch on with someone this winter on another minor league pact. Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:04:00 PM

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Marlins sent SS Gil Velazquez outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

The 33-year-old infielder received just one at-bat for the Marlins in 2013. More known for his glove than for his bat, Velazquez slashed .254/.350/.278 with no homers, 26 RBI and three stolen bases in 101 games at Triple-A.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 08:13:00 AM

Marlins optioned INF Gil Velazquez to Triple-A New Orleans.

Velazquez had his contract purchased Monday and appeared in one game with the Marlins. He returns to a .275/.375/.306 batting line at the Triple-A level.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of INF Gil Velazquez from Triple-A New Orleans.

Velazquez will provide infield depth with Placido Polanco on the 7-day DL. The 33-year-old has a .275/.375/.306 batting line at the Triple-A level.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Marlins signed INF Gil Velazquez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A New Orleans.

Velazquez opened the 2013 season with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate but batted just .173 with a .426 OPS in 27 games there. The 33-year-old infielder is a .236/.253/.250 career hitter in the major leagues.
Sat, May 18, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Yankees signed INF Gil Velazquez to a minor league contract.

The deal includes a spring training invite. Velazquez appeared in 19 games with the Marlins this season, batting .232 (13-for-56) with a double, two RBI and a .496 OPS. The 32-year-old will function as organizational depth with New York.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 05:28:00 PM

Marlins sent INF Gil Velazquez outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Velazquez appeared in 19 games with the Marlins this season, batting .232 (13-for-56) with a double, two RBI and a .496 OPS. The 33-year-old journeyman is nothing more than organizational depth.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 03:08:00 PM

Gil Velazquez had his best game as a Marlin in Thursday’s loss to the Braves, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

This is the first time that the 32-year-old journeyman infielder has received more than eight at-bats in a major league season. He’s held his own to this point, hitting .270 (10-for-37) with one RBI. His RBI double off Tommy Hanson in the fourth inning was the first extra-base hit of his MLB career.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 10:00:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of INF Gil Velazquez from Triple-A New Orleans.

Velazquez will give the Marlins some infield depth over the final few weeks. He went 1-for-8 with a strikeout in two games with the Fish earlier this season.
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 02:51:00 PM

Marlins sent INF Gil Velazquez outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Velazquez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. The 33-year-old went 1-for-8 with a strikeout in two games with the Fish. He returns to a 314/.392/.383 batting line at the Triple-A level this year.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 09:00:00 AM

Marlins designated INF Gil Velazquez for assignment.

Velazquez spent just two games with the Fish, going 1-for-8 with a strikeout. The Marlins will activate Emilio Bonifacio from the disabled list on Sunday morning.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 11:37:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of INF Gil Velazquez from Triple-A New Orleans.

He'll take the place of the injured Nick Green (thumb) on the active roster. Velazquez, 32, was hitting .314/.392/.383 with three home runs, five stolen bases and a .775 OPS in 101 games at the Triple-A level this year, but he can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 01:54:00 PM

Giants signed INF Gil Velazquez to a minor league contract.

Velazquez appeared in four games with the Angels last season, but spent the majority of the year at the Triple-A level, batting .328/.399/.466 with eight home runs, 58 RBI and an .865 OPS. He'll be a longshot to make the Giants' Opening Day roster.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 09:07:00 AM

Angels sent INF Gil Velazquez outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Velazquez is now a minor league free agent and is allowed to sign with any organization. The 32-year-old hit .328/.399/.466 at the Triple-A level this season.
Sat, Nov 5, 2011 10:33:00 PM

Angels purchased the contract of INF Gil Velazquez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Velazquez had brief stints with the Red Sox in 2008 and 2009, but has spent the majority of his professional career in the minor leagues. The 31-year-old batted .328/.399/.466 with eight homers, 58 RBI and an .865 OPS over 494 plate appearances at the Triple-A level this season. He'll provide some infield depth in September, but won't carry any fantasy value.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 03:38:00 PM