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Garin Cecchini | First Baseman | #62

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 218
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (0) / BOS

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Royals signed INF Garin Cecchini to a minor league contract.
The former Red Sox prospect batted just .271/.325/.380 with five home runs and 13 stolen bases in 126 games last season for the Triple-A affiliate of the Brewers. Cecchini, who will turn 26 years old in April, stands 8-for-35 (229) in his career at the major league level. Tue, Dec 20, 2016 08:42:00 PM

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Brewers sent INF Garin Cecchini outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Cecchini spent all of 2016 at Colorado Springs, hitting and underwhelming .271/.325/.380 with five homers. He's now off the Brew Crew's 40-man roster.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Brewers optioned INF Garin Cecchini to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The 24-year-old entered camp with a chance to compete for the team's vacancy at third base, but hit just .231/.313/.462 in Cactus League play. He'll get a chance to play everyday as the primary third baseman at Colorado Springs and should get a shot with the big league club at some point during the upcoming season.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Garin Cechhini had a sacrifice fly in Friday’s 5-2 win over the Mariners.

Even coming off a terrible season in Triple-A, Cecchini was a worthwhile flyer for the Brewers when they acquired him from the Red Sox in December. Rebuilding teams should take chances on players like him. However, the Brewers appear likely to go with Aaron Hill as their primary third baseman to begin 2016.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Brewers acquired INF Garin Cecchini from the Red Sox for cash considerations.

Cecchini was designated for assignment by Boston last week to open a 40-man roster spot for new ace David Price. The 24-year-old corner infielder was once considered a top prospect, but he has struggled mightily at the plate over the last two seasons in Triple-A. It's worth a shot for the rebuilding Brewers to see if he might recapture some of that old magic.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Red Sox designated 3B Garin Cecchini for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for David Price. Cecchini was once a top-100 prospect but has failed to progress offensively, hitting an ugly .238/.314/.333 at Triple-A over the last two seasons. However, he'll turn just 25 next April, so someone could take a shot on the third baseman on waivers.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 04:21:00 PM

Red Sox optioned INF Garin Cecchini to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cecchini was only up in the majors for a couple of days. He's batting .218/.293/.307 this season in Triple-A.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 03:48:00 PM

Red Sox recalled INF Garin Cecchini from Triple-A Pawtucket.

It's the first time that the 24-year-old has been recalled by the Red Sox this season. He has had a tough year offensively at Triple-A, slashing just .218/.293/.307 with six homers, 25 RBI and a 92/35 K/BB ratio.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 11:43:00 AM

Red Sox prospect LF/3B Garin Cecchini had a huge game Thursday, going 4-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs and three runs scored for Triple-A Pawtucket.

It’s been a rough year for Cecchini, who is batting just .201/.271/.317 with 12 extra-base hits and an uncharacteristically bad 56/15 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 51 games this season. The 24-year-old fared well in his first taste of the major leagues last season, posting a .258/.361/.452 batting line and four extra-base hits in 31 at-bats. A third baseman for most of his career, Cecchini has started only 12 games at the hot corner this season compared to 25 in left field. He’s also appeared at first base in 11 games. Cecchini’s future role with the Red Sox is likely that of a utility player, but he’ll first need to get back on track offensively in Triple-A before getting another look in the big leagues.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Red Sox optioned INF Garin Cecchini, OF Bryce Brentz, and RHPs Heath Hembree and Zeke Spruill to Triple-A Pawtucket.

No real surprises here. Cecchini will try to rebuild his prospect stock in 2015 after batting just .263/.341/.371 with seven home runs and 11 stolen bases in 114 games last season at the Triple-A level. He could be trade bait this summer now that Pablo Sandoval is locked in at third base in Boston.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 09:18:00 AM

Garin Cecchini singled in all three of his at-bats against the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Cecchini would have been pretty interesting competing with Will Middlebrooks and Brock Holt for a starting job had the Red Sox failed to sign Pablo Sandoval. As is, he's certain to give Triple-A another go. The Red Sox could give him some outfield time in the minors, but it doesn't seem likely that they'll have a need for him there, either.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 05:20:00 PM

Garin Cecchini hit his first major league home run on Wednesday as the Red Sox coasted to a win against the Rays on Wednesday.

Cecchini took Jake Odorizzi out to right field in the bottom of the second inning, putting the Red Sox on the board. The 23-year-old got his first taste of both Triple-A and the big leagues this season, handling both well. In 20 major league plate appearances, Cecchini is hitting .313/.450/.563.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Red Sox recalled 3B Garin Cecchini from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cecchini was up briefly with the big club earlier this season but spent almost all of the year at Pawtucket, batting just .263/.341/.371 with seven homers and 11 steals over 114 games. He'll be used off the bench for the rest of the month.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Red Sox prospect 3B Garin Cecchini was 1-for-3 with a grand slam on Thursday for Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 23-year-old also walked and struck out in the game. Cecchini has had a slow month offensively at Pawtucket, as he's batting .217/.299/.367 with four extra-base hits and a 17-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 18 games. That said, he's now hit safely in four straight games, going 5-for-17 (.294) with two extra-base hits, four runs and six RBI during that span. He's appeared in one game for the Red Sox this season and is likely to return to the majors later in the year.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 01:08:00 PM

Red Sox optioned INF Garin Cecchini from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cecchini was just called up earlier this week, but he was never expected to stick around for long. The 23-year-old will return to a .263/.344/.329 batting line in Triple-A.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 07:23:00 PM

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