|Alex Verdugo Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||May 15, 1996|
Alex Verdugo is a Mexican-American professional baseball outfielder who has played for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He also represented the Mexican national team in the 2017 and 2023 World Baseball Classics.
Alexander Brady Verdugo
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States
San Diego, California, United States
Alex Verdugo studied at Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Arizona.
Professional Baseball Player
- Siblings – Maria (Older Sister), Joey Jr. (Older Brother), Chris (Older Brother)
6 ft or 183 cm
94 kg or 207 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Note – He has a son who was born in Los Angeles in August 2021.
Race / Ethnicity
Alex Verdugo Facts
- In the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, he was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2nd round.
- Although he had previously committed to play college baseball at Arizona State University, Alex Verdugo had to change the plan as he decided to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- He played 49 games for the Arizona League Dodgers and hit .347 and was awarded post-season Arizona League All-Star honors and Baseball America Rookie league all-star honors.
- He made it to the Class-A Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League to start 2015. He then made it to the post-season all-star team after he hit .295 in 101 games.
- Alex Verdugo received a late-season promotion to the Advanced-Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League where he played in 23 games and hit .385.
- In 2015, he was named the organization’s minor league player of the year.
- He was promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League to start the 2016 season and was selected as a starter for the mid-season all-star game. He was also named to the post-season all-star team.
- For the Tulsa Drillers, he had a .273 batting average in 126 games and hit 13 home runs with 63 RBI.
- He was then assigned to the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League at the conclusion of the 2016 season.
- In November 2016, Alex Verdugo played for the Mexico national baseball team in an exhibition series in Japan and in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
- He started the 2017 season with the Oklahoma City Dodgers and was named as a starter for the mid-season Pacific Coast League all-star team and chosen to represent the world team at the All-Star Futures Game.
- On September 1, 2017, he got promoted to the majors for the first time and made his MLB debut as the starting center fielder that night against the San Diego Padres and was hitless in three at-bats with one walk.
- On September 2, 2017, he secured his first MLB hit with a single off Clayton Richard of the San Diego Padres.
- Alex Verdugo secured his first major league home run off of Adam Ottavino of the Colorado Rockies on September 10, 2017.
- In the 2017 season, he played 15 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and had 4 hits in 23 at-bats, batting .174/.240/.304.
- He was chosen to represent the Pacific Coast League at the Triple-A All-Star Game in 2018.
- He was named as a member of the 2019 Dodgers opening day roster on March 23, 2019. He went on to appear in 106 games for the Dodgers, with a .294 batting average, 12 home runs, and 44 RBI.
- Verdugo suffered an oblique strain and a back injury in 2019 and that kept him out for the rest of the season and the playoffs.
- Along with Jeter Downs and Connor Wong, he was traded by the Dodgers to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Mookie Betts, David Price, and cash considerations.
- He batted .308 with six home runs and 15 RBIs in 53 games with the 2020 Red Sox.
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