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Nick Gorneault | Outfielder

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/19/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers designated outfielder Nick Gorneault for assignment.
Gorneault hardly figured to fit into the Rangers' plans when he was claimed off waivers from the Angels on Oct. 29, and he'd scarcely been mentioned as an outfield option since, even though at age 28, he's not exactly in need of more seasoning. He'll have a tough time shedding the quad-A reputation. Thu, Dec 13, 2007 12:13:00 AM

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Rangers claimed outfielder Nick Gorneault off waivers from the Angels.

We're not sure why a team that already has Jason Botts, Nelson Cruz and Victor Diaz feels the need to add Gorneault. The 28-year-old right-handed hitter has a history of putting up quality minor league numbers and probably would be a decent platoon partner for a left-handed hitter, but he doesn't have the long-term upside of any of the aforementioned players.
Mon, Oct 29, 2007 04:09:00 PM

Angels optioned outfielder Nick Gorneault to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Gorneault went 0-for-4 in three days with the Angels.
Mon, Jul 2, 2007 08:54:00 PM

Angels recalled outfielder Nick Gorneault from Triple-A Salt Lake.

They must have simply decided there wouldn't be enough at-bats available for Terry Evans. Gorneault would have been a decent choice for a bench spot in previous years, but he was hitting just .220/.308/.364 for Salt Lake this season. He won't play much at all.
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 07:00:00 PM

Nick Gorneault homered, doubled and drove in three runs in Tuesday's Dominican Winter League action.

Hitting .293/.366/.549 and .282/.343/.499 at Triple-A Salt Lake the last two seasons hasn't earned Gorneault even a taste of the majors. He remains on the Angels' 40-man roster, but he's not at all in the club's plans. Since he's turning 28 in April, he needs out now. He's not going to hit enough to be a regular, but he could be a decent bench player for an NL team.
Wed, Oct 25, 2006 03:31:00 PM

Nick Gorneault went 5-for-5 with a triple Saturday for Triple-A Salt Lake.

Gorneault, who returned three weeks ago from a fractured kneecap that had him out for a month, is batting .291/.353/.515 in 326 at-bats. The Angels probably won't give him an opportunity before season's end, but he'll deserve a chance to compete for a bench job next spring.
Sun, Aug 13, 2006 02:30:00 PM

Nick Gorneault suffered a fractured knee cap at Triple-A and will be out for about a month.

It's a tough break for the Pacific Coast League's leading RBI man because the Angels were reportedly considering him for a call up.
Wed, Jun 21, 2006 09:18:00 AM

Angels optioned outfielder Nick Gorneault to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The 26-year-old Gorneault has little left to prove in Triple-A after amassing a 918 OPS for Salt Lake last year, but he didn't have any chance of winning a bench spot this spring. It's still likely that he'll make his major league debut at some point during the season.
Fri, Mar 17, 2006 08:12:00 PM

Nick Gorneault will miss a couple days after he suffered a bone bruise on his left wrist.

Manager Mike Scioscia said the injury isn't major, but he will sit out a couple days to let the pain subside.
Sun, Mar 12, 2006 09:08:00 AM

Nick Gorneault left Friday's game with a bone bruise on his left wrist.

Gorneault, who isn't viewed as a candidate to win a bench spot, will be reevaluated on Saturday.
Fri, Mar 10, 2006 08:18:00 PM

Triple-A Salt Lake's Nick Gorneault went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI yesterday.

He surpassed 100 RBI for the year with the performance. Gorneault, 26, is batting .288/.358/.544 in 472 AB for Triple-A Salt Lake. Maybe the Angels will want him as a bench player once Salt Lake's season ends.
Fri, Sep 2, 2005 05:29:00 PM

Double-A Arkansas' Nick Gorneault had a two-homer game on Friday.

Gorneault, who emerged as a prospect by hitting .321/.363/.540 in 97 games for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and .345/.395/.527 in 29 games for for Arkansas last year, is batting .277/.338/.469 in 125 games this season. His chances of making it as a reserve are dwindling.
Sat, Aug 28, 2004 04:23:00 PM

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