16 Facts About Andrew Velazquez


Andrew Velazquez was born on July 14,1994, and nicknamed "Squid", is an American professional baseball infielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.

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Andrew Velazquez previously played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees.

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Andrew Velazquez attended Fordham Preparatory School, where he played for the school's baseball team.

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Andrew Velazquez played as a center fielder until his senior year, when he became the team's starting shortstop.

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Andrew Velazquez competed on the Prep's track and field team, as a sprinter and high jumper.

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Andrew Velazquez received an athletic scholarship to attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to play college baseball for the Virginia Tech Hokies.

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Andrew Velazquez signed with the Diamondbacks, receiving a $200,000 signing bonus, bypassing his commitment to Virginia Tech.

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In 2013, Andrew Velazquez was assigned to the South Bend Silver Hawks of the Class A Midwest League.

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Andrew Velazquez began the 2015 season with the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, but underwent surgery in May to repair a broken hamate bone.

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Andrew Velazquez returned to Charlotte in 2016, where he finished an injury shortened season hitting.

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Andrew Velazquez recorded three hits in ten at-bats playing off the bench.

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Andrew Velazquez appeared in five games for Cleveland, registering one hit, a double, in 11 at bats.

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Andrew Velazquez was designated for assignment on February 14,2020, when they signed Domingo Santana.

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Andrew Velazquez was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on February 19,2020.

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On December 16,2020, Andrew Velazquez signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees organization.

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On July 16,2021, Andrew Velazquez was released by the Yankees organization, but re-signed with the team the next day on a new minor league deal.

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