Tony Giarratano

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Tony Giarratano
Born: (1982-11-29) November 29, 1982 (age 38)
Queens, New York
Batted: SwitchThrew: Right
MLB debut
June 1, 2005, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
June 25, 2005, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average .143
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 4

Anthony James Giarratano (born November 29, 1982) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop.


College career

Giarratano attended Tulane University, where he played college baseball for the Green Wave. In 2½ seasons at Tulane, Giarratano recorded a .319 batting average and drove in 111 runs. He was named a first-team freshman All-American at second base in 2001 and was a Conference USA All-Star infielder in 2003. He was also named to the All-Tournament Team in the 2001 Conference USA Tournament, which Tulane won. [1] In 2002, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. [2]

Professional career

Giarratano was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the third round of the 2003 amateur entry draft. He signed with Detroit on June 30 of 2003. After working his way through the Tigers minor league system, Tony made his major league debut on June 1, 2005. Giarratano appeared in 15 games for the Detroit Tigers; he recorded 6 hits, 1 home run, 4 RBIs, and had a .143 batting average in his rookie year.

Giarratano was placed on the disabled list in August of 2006 and remained on the DL for all of the 2007 season for shoulder and knee injuries. Giarratano was progressing well and on target to be ready for 2008 spring training. Then, in January 2008, he re-injured his throwing shoulder and was released by the Tigers on January 31, 2008. [3] [4]

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  1. "2012 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). p. 93. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-21. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  2. "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  3. ANOTHER SETBACK: Injury fells Tigers' Tony Giarratano, creates 'significant concern' | Detroit Free Press
  4. Tony Giarratano MLB Baseball at