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18 Gerald Laird C
Height/Weight: 6-1/230 | Birthdate: 11/13/1979 | Birthplace: Garden Grove, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: Cypress Coll. CA (J.C.) | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $1,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)149.001.00.25511.0016.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1520.20410120
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20144800000000
20134000000000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Philadelphia2150 .360 .381 .238
vs Hamels (Career)810 .250.125.125
vs LHP4280 .244 .262 .190
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/21/2014Yadier Molina, C STL
Gerald Laird, C ARI
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
8/14LAD3000000
8/18@PIT5220100
8/22@CIN4000010
8/27@NYM0000000
8/28@NYM4010000
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9/8@WAS3000000
9/20NYM3000000
9/25PIT1000000
9/28@PHI1000000
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News

Blake Lalli battling for backup catcher spot with Diamondbacks

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/27/15) The Diamondbacks aren't sure if they're keeping two catchers or three, and the only certainty is that Tuffy Gosewisch is starting.

Entering the final week of spring training, Blake Lalli is battling Gerald Laird and Jordan Pacheco for a roster spot. 

"You just keep playing and try not to look into things, because it's impossible," Lalli said per MLB.com's Steve Gilbert. "I feel like if you do your job on the field, that's all you can do for sure. I know it sounds cliche, but it's true. I try not to pay attention to decisions that aren't mine. ... You can look around and see and kind of figure you're in it."

Hale: Gosewisch, Laird leading D-Backs catcher competition

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/20/15) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale spoke about the team's catcher competition Thursday, proclaiming Tuffy Gosewisch and Gerald Laird as the current leaders, MLB.com reports.

"Tuffy, to me, is running with it, and so is Gerald," Hale said. "I would say they're the two guys that are leading the pack. We haven't decided anything yet."

One of the reasons Laird signed with the Diamondbacks was a legitimate chance to win a roster spot, and he's established himself as a viable option for the team.

"He has just come in and done everything we've asked," Hale said. "What's impressed me is his catching. He's done a good job handling our staff, and he's had some really good at-bats. He looks fresh."

Blake Lalli or Jordan Pacheco may also be able to stick on the roster as well as a third catcher, due to their ability to play other positions.

Eight catchers vying for Diamondbacks' job

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/15) Eight catchers are in Major League camp with the Diamondbacks, and manager Chip Hale said that any combination of them could make the final roster. 

24-year-old Peter O'Brien is a former second-round draft pick of the Yankees, who was dealt to the D-Backs last season. He's one of the top prospects in the organization and will get extensive playing time, either at the Major League level or in the minors until he's ready to take the starting job on the big club.

35-year-old Gerald Laird is a non-roster invitee. He'll likely serve as a backup if he makes the roster. 

"We know what Gerald can do," Hale told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. "We just need to make sure that he's ready. If and when he makes the team, he'll have to catch. How much can he catch for us? We'll have to figure that out."

Tuffy Gosewisch has the most experience with the team and is likely to take one of the roster spots. 

Rule V pick Oscar Hernandez needs to make the big club or be returned to the Rays. Hale praised his defense. ""He's really looked good behind the plate," Hale said. "He kind of makes it hard on the coaches and the manager because every ball he catches looks like a strike. ... He's got great hands back there and he blocks it."

Jordan Pacheco could make the squad based on his versatility at other positions. 

Blake Lalli , Matt Pagnozzi and Mark Thomas will have a tough time beating out the five players ahead of them on the depth chart. 

Report: Catcher Gerald Laird to sign minor-league deal with D-Backs

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/2/15) Catcher Gerald Laird will sign a minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks, a source told ESPN.

The 35-year-old Laird is a 12-year MLB veteran. He appeared in 53 games for Atlanta in 2014, batting .204 with no home runs and 10 RBI.

Gerald Laird makes first start since sustaining head injury

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/14) Braves backup catcher Gerald Laird was back in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Philadelphia, making his first start since sustaining a head injury Thursday. Laird is batting .324 (11 for 34) with three doubles and five RBI in his last 11 games.
 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
3/30/15LAD4:10 pm
3/31/15TEX4:10 pm
4/1/15@ CIN4:05 pm
4/2/15CHW3:10 pm
4/3/15CHC9:40 pm
4/4/15CHC4:10 pm
4/6/15SF9:40 pm
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003TEX19449121451100 .360 .432 .273
2004TEX491472033116123501 .287 .286 .224
2005TEX134079142700 .262 .350 .225
2006TEX782434672722125431 .332 .473 .296
2007TEX12040748919473010362 .278 .349 .224
2008TEX953445495641236324 .329 .398 .276
2009DET1354134993433406850 .306 .320 .225
2010DET892702256525185731 .263 .304 .207
2011STL3795112211291911 .302 .358 .232
2012DET631742449211142100 .337 .374 .282
2013ATL471211234113142311 .367 .372 .281
2014ATL531521231010143300 .275 .257 .204
Total 7982450314597382381934942111 .305 .353 .244
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2003TEXC16127465812 .986
2004TEXC49462992751956 .983
2005TEXOF1000000 ---
2005TEXC13116961532 .957
2006TEXOF1000000 ---
2006TEXC71654283923065 .986
2007TEXOF1000000 ---
2007TEXC119114762675751213 .984
2008TEX3B21303001.000
2008TEXC88865665233587 .986
2009DET1B10110011.000
2009DETC1351239258447837 .997
2010DETC87765735165255 .991
2011STL1B10110001.000
2011STLC31231971821231 .985
2012DETC56494193932242 .990
2013ATLC403325724116061.000
2014ATLC48423693392824 .995
Total  757681494345083835261 .989
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2003TEX211900102
2004TEX604234205
2005TEX201400001
2006TEX20111521207
2007TEX18314245213
2008TEX24013744625
2009DET23213241010011
2010DET1108226307
2011STL713412133
2012DET816511104
2013ATL804512304
2014ATL803900126
Total 1379866223532858
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011STL4100000100 .000 .000 .000
2012DET62001000500 .095 .050 .050
2013ATL1100000000 .000 .000 .000
Total 112201000600 .087 .045 .045
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1999 A-Sou Oregon602284565722392843105 .361 .360 .285
2000 R-Athletics1450101521096720 .379 .380 .300
2000 A-Visalia33103142530013142772 .333 .272 .243
2001 A-Modesto1194437111313554648101109 .337 .341 .255
2002 AA-Tulsa123442701222141167459586 .343 .416 .276
2003AAA-Oklahoma993385088205942376193 .344 .429 .260
2004AAA-Oklahoma6222420022810 .250 .273 .182
2005AAA-Oklahoma75281518712417552861122 .380 .562 .310
2005 R-Rangers8264522032210 .276 .423 .192
2008AAA-Oklahoma4121000021300 .176 .000 .000
2011AAA-Memphis Redbirds272310012100 .556 .571 .429
2013AAA-Gwinnett Braves26000000----00 .000 .000 .000
Total 54519583205278323442792134096027 .344 .402 .269
 
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