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Henry Urrutia

Henry Urrutia LF

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Henry Alexander Urrutia
  • Age: 28 (February 13, 1987)
  • Birthplace: Las Tunas, Cuba
  • Bats/Throws: L/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 180
  • MLB Debut: 07/20/2013
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Henry Urrutia Career Stats

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Henry Urrutia Awards and Honors

Henry Urrutia  LF

  • Full Name: Henry Alexander Urrutia
  • Born: February 13, 1987
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Las Tunas, Cuba
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 180
  • MLB Debut: 07/20/2013

2014: In 51 games with Norfolk, batted .270 with 12 doubles, one triple and 17 RBI...Spent April 28 - July 26 on the disabled list after having surgery for a sports hernia...Hit safely in 12 of his final 15 games... Batted .303 (37-122) with six doubles and 10 RBI in 31 games after being activated from the disabled list... Tied a Tides season-high by collecting four hits (three singles, one double), August 25 at Charlotte... Batted .317 (20-63) with three doubles and four RBI as a designated hitter...Appeared in 14 rehab games with the GCL Orioles in July, batting .184 with two RBI. 
2013: Won Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year Award after hitting a combined .347/.406/.506 with 31 extra-base hits, 50 RBI and 49 runs scored in 81 total games between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk...Named Organizational Player of the Month for June (.425 average, four home runs and 17 RBI) in 19 games with the Baysox...Played in the MLB All-Star Futures Game (went 0-for-3 for the World Team)...Named to the Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star team...Went 5-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI on July 10 at Gwinnett, becoming the first Norfolk player to collect five hits in a game since Lew Ford accomplished the feat on May 29, 2012...Made his major league debut, July 20 at Texas, collecting first MLB hit on a third inning RBI single off of Joe Ortiz...Became the 12th Cuban-born player in club history...Named to the Arizona Fall League Top Prospect Team as DH...Member of 2013 AFL champion Surprise Saguaros, collecting a single, double and a run scored in 2-0 championship game victory vs. Mesa...Ranked 3rd in the AFL in batting (.377) and was fifth in slugging (.551)...Had three hits, including a grand slam, at Salt River on October 24...Rated by Baseball America as the #7 prospect in the Orioles system after the season, and was rated by the same publication as the Best Hitter for Average among Baltimore minor leaguers.
2012: Signed with Baltimore on July 11...Did not play due to work visa issues...Rated by Baseball America as Baltimore's 13th-best prospect entering the 2013 season. 
PERSONAL: Henry Alexander Urrutia was signed by Baltimore as a non-drafted free agent on 7/11/12... Played for Las Tunas in the Cuban League from 2006 to 2010... Represented Cuba in the 2010 World Championships... His uncle, Osmani Urrutia, played professionally in Cuba and won five consecutive batting titles... Henry was managed by his father when he played for Las Tunas... His father, Ermidelio, was a member of Cuba's 1992 Olympic team... Did not play in 2011 due to a suspension after an unsuccessful attempt at defection... Established residency in Haiti after defecting from Cuba... Was a spectator for an exhibition game between the Orioles and Cuban national team in Havana, March 28, 1999.