Happy Reds birthday, Geronimo Berroa!
March 18, 1965
Geronimo Berroa only played for one big league team before coming to the Reds for the 1992 season, but he spent time with four different organizations. He was drafted by the Blue Jay sin 1983, the taken by the Braves in the Rule 5 draft in 1988. He made his major league debut for Atlanta and played in parts of two seasons for them before his release in 1991. The Mariners was the next team to take a chance on him, but the Indians purchased his contract from Seattle before the 1991 season began. He spent the year in Colorado Springs, was granted free agency in October, then signed with the Reds. He only played 13 games for Cincinnati, while getting some decent playing time in Nashville. After his time with the Reds, Berroa also played in the bigs for Florida, Oakland, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Toronto, and Los Angeles. That’s nine teams in 11 major league seasons.