|Born: July 19, 1992|
Charlotte, North Carolina
|August 1, 2017, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Runs batted in||0|
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.
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.
He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the fifth round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He signed and spent 2013 with the Everett AquaSox 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, 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.
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. 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. The Diamondbacks added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season. He began 2017 with Reno. Reinheimer made his MLB debut on August 2, 2017.
He was claimed off waivers by the New York Mets on July 31, 2018.
Reinheimer recorded his first Major League hit on August 15 against Cody Carroll of the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.
On November 2, 2018, he was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs. On November 20, he was claimed by the Texas Rangers. On January 28, 2019, he was claimed by the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk Tides. He became a free agent following the 2019 season.
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.
On February 1, 2021, Reinheimer signed a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training with his original team, the Seattle Mariners.