Category Archives: Welcome to the Bench

Welcome to the Bench: Jason Grilli

Born: 11/11/1976 (39 years old) Royal Oak, Michigan, United States Drafted: 1st round (4th overall) in 1997 by San Fransisco Giants High School: Baker HS (Baldwinsville, NY) College: Seton Hall University Pirates (South Orange, NJ) Teams: Florida Marlins (2000-2001), Chicago White Sox (2004), Detroit Tigers (2005-2008), Colorado Rockies (2008-2009), Texas Rangers (2009), Pittsburgh Pirates (2011-2014), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2014), Atlanta Braves

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Welcome to the Bench: Matt Dominguez

Background Born: 8/28/1989 (26) Van Nuys, California, US Drafted: 1st round (12th overall) in 2007 by Florida Marlins Teams: Florida Marlins (2011), Houston Astros (2012-14) Positions: Third Base (349 games), DH (5 games) Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220 lbs Bat: Right Throw: Right Full Baseball Reference Bio Full Fangraphs Profile The Call-Up April 26, 2016, the Toronto Blue Jays call up third baseman

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Welcome to the Bench: Chad Girodo

Background Born: 2/6/1991 (25 years old) Decatur, Alabama, United States Drafted: 9th round (265th overall) in 2013 by Toronto Blue Jays Teams: Toronto Blue Jays (2016) Positions: Pitcher Height: 6’1″ Weight: 195 lbs Bat: Left Throw: Left The Call-Up April 22, 2016, Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello begins his 80 game suspension for testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. The Jays subsequently called up relief

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Welcome to the Bench: Pat Venditte

Background Born: 6/30/1985 (30 years old) Omaha, Nebraska, United States Drafted: 20th round (620th overall) in 2008 by New York Yankees Teams: Oakland A’s (2015) Positions: Pitcher Height: 6’1″ Weight: 185 lbs Bat: Both Throw: Both Full Baseball Reference Bio Full FanGraphs Profile The Call-Up Wednesday, April 13th, the Jays designate relief pitcher Arnold Leon for assignment and call up Pat Venditte from AAA Buffalo.

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Welcome to the Bench: Franklin Morales

Background Born: 1/24/1986 (30 years old) San Juan de los Morros, Guarico, Venezuela Drafted: Signed as an amateur free agent in 2002 by the Colorado Rockies Teams: Colorado Rockies (2007-2011, 2014), Boston Red Sox (2011-2013), Kansas City Royals (2015) Positions: Pitcher Height: 6’1″ Weight: 210 lbs Bat: Left Throw: Left Baseball Reference Bio Fangraphs Page The Signing April 2, the Toronto Blue Jays sign

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Welcome to the Bench: Andrew Campbell

Born: 5/11/1988 (28 years old) Caledonia ON, Canada Drafted: 3rd round (74th overall) in 2008 by Los Angeles Kings Teams: Los Angeles Kings (2013-14), Arizona Coyotes (2014-15) Position: Defense Height: 6’4″ Weight: 206 lbs Shoots: Left HockeyDB Profile The Call-Up Thursday, March 31 the Maple Leafs call up Andrew Campbell, Tobias Lindberg, Kasperi Kapanen and TJ Brennan and sent down Connor Brown, Zach Hyman,

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