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Cesar Puello | Outfielder | #71

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
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Diamondbacks signed OF Cesar Puello to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Puello struggled at the major league level with the Angels and Rays in 2017, but he put up a promising .327/.377/.526 batting line with 13 home runs and 18 stolen bases in 87 games during his time spent at Triple-A. The 26-year-old outfielder could prove to be a nice find for Arizona. Wed, Dec 13, 2017 03:58:00 PM

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Cesar Puello has elected free agency.

Puello was outrighted off the Rays' 40-man roster and will now look for a gig elsewhere. He hit .206/.308/.206 over 39 plate appearances this season for the Angels and Rays.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 05:53:00 PM

Cesar Puello went 1-for-4 and scored a pair of runs on Friday as the Rays defeated the Orioles.

Puello has struggled for the most part in his time with the Rays, slashing .206/.308/.206 with three RBI and a 12/4 K/BB ratio in his 38 plate appearances.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:20:00 PM

Rays claimed OF Cesar Puello off waivers from the Angels.

It took Puello about a week to find a new home after being designated for assignment. It's hard to see where he fits in a Rays outfield that already includes Corey Dickerson, Kevin Kiermaier, Steven Souza and Peter Bourjos.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 08:24:00 PM

Angels designated OF Cesar Peullo for assignment.

The Angels needed to clear a spot for Andrew Bailey, who is back from a four-month stint on the disabled list. Puello singled and stole two bases in his big league debut Wednesday against Baltimore. Perhaps Puello will stick around as minor league depth if he's able to clear waivers.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 07:12:00 PM

Angels purchased the contract of OF Cesar Puello from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Puello, 26, has hit .327/.377/.526 with 13 homers and 18 steals at the Triple-A level this season. He's getting a start Wednesday but doesn't figure to ultimately play much.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 02:38:00 PM

Angels signed OF Cesar Puello to a minor league contract.

Puello opted out of his minor league contract with the Rangers last week after hitting .247/.307/.420 with six home runs and five stolen bases in 43 games this season at Triple-A Round Rock. He'll provide minor league depth in the outfield.
Sun, Jun 4, 2017 08:22:00 AM

Rangers released OF Cesar Puello.

Puello had a June 1 opt-out in his minor league contract with Texas and he has exercised it. The 26-year-old outfielder was batting .247/.307/.420 with six home runs and five stolen bases in 43 games this season at Triple-A Round Rock.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 03:57:00 PM

Cesar Puello went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League game against the Indians.

After Indians starter Mike Clevinger walked the first two batters of the second inning, Puello made him pay, crunching a three-run shot. That homer was his second this spring. The Rangers inked him to a minor league deal at the beginning of December. He spent the 2016 campaign plying his trade at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees' system, where he batted .283/.413/.404 in 289 plate appearances. The 25-year-old outfielder will likely open the coming season in the minors.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Rangers signed OF Cesar Puello to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Puello posted a cool .413 on-base percentage in 78 games this past season with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, though it came with only five home runs in 289 plate appearances. The 25-year-old outfielder has never appeared in a game at the major league level and seems doubtful to crack the Opening Day roster with Texas.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Yankees signed OF Cesar Puello to a minor league contract.

Puello was released by the Mets back in August. The 24-year-old was once an interesting prospect, but his production has faded since Biogenesis suspension and he missed almost all of the 2015 season with a stress fracture in his back.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 01:32:00 PM

Mets released OF Cesar Puello.

Puello has been out for practically the entire 2015 season with a stress fracture in his back. The Dominican outfielder was considered a pretty good prospect at one point, but he's now 24 years old. There should be interest out there from other organizations.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Mets transferred OF Cesar Puello from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Johnny Monell. Puello remains sidelined with a stress fracture in his back.
Wed, May 6, 2015 08:36:00 AM

Mets placed OF Cesar Puello on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his back.

Puello had been outrighted off the 40-man roster, but that move has been rescinded due to the injury. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 05:06:00 PM

Mets sent OF Cesar Puello outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 24-year-old outfielder passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as organizational depth for the Mets. He batted .250/.357/.250 with one RBI and nine strikeouts in 36 Grapefruit League at-bats.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 07:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Christian Walker
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Deven Marrero
3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Jon Jay
3Jarrod Dyson
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Matt Koch
8Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
8Silvino Bracho
9Randall Delgado