Aubrey in 2008 as a Buffalo Bison
|Born:April 15, 1982|
|May 17, 2008, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 4, 2009, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Runs batted in||17|
Robert Michael Aubrey (born April 15, 1982) is a former American baseball player. He previously played for the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles.
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He attended Southwood High School (1997–2000) where he won Louisiana Baseball player of the year. He attended Tulane University from 2001–2003. In 186 games with Tulane, Aubrey hit .368 with 38 home runs and 200 RBI. As a pitcher in 2001 and 2002, he won 11 games and lost 2 with a 4.88 ERA. In 2001, he was named National Freshman of the Year by Baseball America , Collegiate Baseball and The Sporting News .
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In 2002, as a member of the USA National Team, he led the team in batting average, home runs and RBI. As a junior at Tulane in 2003, he was named Conference USA Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top amateur baseball player in the United States.
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Aubrey's talents were originally discovered by Brad Somrak while he was throwing a ball at a dunk tank at the Allegheny County Fairgrounds in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was first reported by the Razor's Edge in the University of Akron student newspaper, the Buchtelite.
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The Indians selected him with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft.
He was a September call-up for the Indians in 2006, but did not appear in a Major League game. He made his major league debut on May 17, 2008. Aubrey collected his first major league hit, a home run, on May 18, 2008, against the Cincinnati Reds.
The 2006 Major League Baseball season ended with the National League's St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series with the lowest regular season victory total in a non-strike season in history. The American League continued its domination at the All-Star Game by winning its fourth straight game; the A.L. has won nine of the last ten contests. This season, the Atlanta Braves failed to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 1990. Individual achievements included Barry Bonds who, despite questions surrounding his alleged steroid use and involvement in the BALCO scandal, surpassed Babe Ruth for second place on the career home runs list.
The 2008 Major League Baseball season began on March 25, 2008, in Tokyo, Japan with the 2007 World Series champion Boston Red Sox defeating the Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome 6–5 in the first game of a two-game series, and ended on September 30 with the host Chicago White Sox defeating the Minnesota Twins in a one-game playoff to win the AL Central division. The Civil Rights Game, an exhibition, in Memphis, Tennessee, took place March 29 when the New York Mets beat the Chicago White Sox, 3–2.
In baseball statistics, a hit, also called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches first base after hitting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielder's choice.
On January 6, 2009 Aubrey was designated for assignment by the Indians to make room on the 40-man roster for Carl Pavano. Six days later, he cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus.
He attended Indians spring training in 2009 but was sent to minor league camp on March 24, 2009.
On June 24, 2009, Aubrey was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later, where through 31 games with 90 at-bats he hit for a .289 average compiling 4 home runs and 14 RBI.
Aubrey signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on December 20, 2010. On May 14, 2011, in four at-bats he hit four homers and drove in seven runs for the Syracuse Chiefs (AAA). Became a free agent after 2011 season with Washington Nationals Triple A team.
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