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Matt Antonelli: Injuries derailed professional baseball career

Matt Antonelli playing for the Padres in 2008.

Associated Press

Matt Antonelli playing for the Padres in 2008.

The 17th overall pick in the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year player draft by the San Diego Padres, Peabody’s Matt Antonelli played professional baseball for eight seasons. But after three seasons, his career was derailed by injuries. He played 21 games in the majors, all in 2008 with the Padres. He estimates he missed as many games as he played.

2009: Padres/Class AAA Portland: undetermined injuries to right knee joint and left hand (played 59 games)

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2010: Padres/Arizona League: broken left hand, arthritic left wrist (one game)

2011: Nationals/AAA Syracuse and AA Harrisburg: pulled hamstring and arthritic left wrist (played 90 games)

2012: Orioles and Yankees, Class AAA Norfolk and Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: arthritic left wrist (44 games)

2013: Indians, Class AAA Columbus: healthy but released at the end of April. (3 games)

Taylor Snow can be reached at taylor.snow@globe.com.
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