Jack Reinheimer
Reinheimer with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016
Seattle Mariners
Shortstop
Born: (1992-07-19) July 19, 1992 (age 29)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 1, 2017, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Batting average.143
Home runs0
Runs batted in0
Teams

John Patrick Reinheimer (born July 19, 1992) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Seattle Mariners organization. He played college baseball at East Carolina University and played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets.

Career

Amateur

Reinheimer was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 31st round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He did not sign with the Braves and attended East Carolina University to play college baseball. In 2012, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[1]

Seattle Mariners

He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the fifth round of the 2013 MLB Draft.[2] He signed and spent 2013 with the Everett AquaSox[3] where he batted .269 with two home runs and 30 RBIs in 66 games. In 2014, he played for the Clinton LumberKings and High Desert Mavericks,[4] posting a combined .276 batting average with three home runs, 58 RBIs, and 39 stolen bases in 130 total games between both teams. He started 2015 with the Jackson Generals.

Arizona Diamondbacks

On June 3, 2015 the Mariners traded Reinheimer along with Dominic Leone, Welington Castillo and Gabby Guerrero to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Mark Trumbo and Vidal Nuño.[5] Arizona assigned him to the Mobile BayBears and he finished the season there. In 124 total games between Jackson and Mobile, he slashed .270/.342/.363 with five home runs and 42 RBIs. Reinheimer spent 2016 with the Reno Aces where he compiled a .288 batting average with two home runs and 48 RBIs in 132 games.[6] The Diamondbacks added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season.[7] He began 2017 with Reno. Reinheimer made his MLB debut on August 2, 2017.

New York Mets

He was claimed off waivers by the New York Mets on July 31, 2018.[8]

Reinheimer recorded his first Major League hit on August 15 against Cody Carroll of the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.[9]

Baltimore Orioles

On November 2, 2018, he was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.[10] On November 20, he was claimed by the Texas Rangers.[11] On January 28, 2019, he was claimed by the Baltimore Orioles.[12] The Orioles assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk Tides. He became a free agent following the 2019 season.[13]

Minnesota Twins

On December 20, 2019, Reinheimer signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins. Reinheimer was released by the Twins organization on September 4, 2020.

Return to the Seattle Mariners

On February 1, 2021, Reinheimer signed a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training with his original team, the Seattle Mariners.[14]

References

  1. ^ "#8 Jack Reinheimer - Profile". pointstreak.com. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "The Daily Reflector". reflector.com. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "AquaSox shortstop has a point to prove". The Daily Herald. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "The Daily Reflector". reflector.com. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Mark Trumbo, Vidal Nuño –> Seattle; Dom Leone, Welington Castillo, Gabby Guerrero, Jack Reinheimer –> Arizona". U.S.S. Mariner. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Jack Reinheimer Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Diamondbacks add 6 prospects to 40-man roster". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "40-Man Moves: D-backs, Dodgers, Indians, Mets, Mariners, Cubs, Marlins, O's". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  9. ^ "Acuna hit by opening pitch, Braves top Marlins 5-2". Sioux City Journal. Associated Press. August 16, 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  10. ^ Todd, Jeff (November 2, 2018). "Cubs Outright Gore, Freeman; Claim Jack Reinheimer From Mets". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  11. ^ Adams, Steve (November 20, 2018). "Rangers Claim Jack Reinheimer; Outright Eddie Butler, Ronald Herrera". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  12. ^ https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-jack-reinheimer-waivers-20190128-story.html
  13. ^ Matt Eddy (November 7, 2019). "Minor League Free Agents 2019". Baseball America. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  14. ^ @MsPlayerDev (1 February 2021). "We have agreed to terms on minor league contracts with the following players and invited them to Major League Sprin…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.