Wednesday, August 29, 2012
'Sharks Acquire Reid Gorecki For PTBNL
Gorecki was drafted in the 13th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and started as a rookie in the Low-A New York-Penn League. He also spent time in High-A Palm Beach, Double-A Springfield, and Triple-A Memphis before being called up to MLB as a 40-man roster addition.
In 2008, he was released from the Cardinals organization due to injuries. On May 10, 2008, he was signed by the Atlanta Braves as a minor league free agent, and assigned to the Mississippi Braves of the Double-A Southern League. Gorecki re-signed with the Braves after the 2008 season.
On August 17, 2009, the Braves called him up to the majors. On August 19, 2009, Gorecki recorded his first major league hit and RBI against his hometown team, the New York Mets.
Gorecki was granted free agency at the end of the 2009 season. On January 11, 2010, Gorecki signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees with an invite to spring training. Gorecki became a free agent after the 2010 season ended. In 85 games with the Ducks this season, Gorecki is batting .281, with 10 HR and 41 RBI.