Where Are They Now: Pedro Florimon

September 17, 2012 6:40 AM

The Baysox just completed their 20th season, and during that time, hundreds of players have come through Bowie. Some have stopped in for just a few weeks and others have been here for years before moving on with their careers. During the offseason, check back to baysox.com to find out where some of those players are now.

Pedro Florimon was signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 2004 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. He spent two years playing in the Dominican Summer League before coming to America in 2006 where he spent time with Rookie-level Bluefield and Short Season-Aberdeen.

In 2009, after hitting .267 with 32 doubles and 68 RBI in 115 games with Advanced-A Frederick, he was added to the Orioles 40-man roster. Florimon also appeared with the Baysox for the first time in 2009, playing in seven games. He began the 2010 season with the Baysox, but struggled with injuries and after missing most of the month of June, he against finished the season with Frederick

Florimon began to turn things around in 2011. He spent the majority of the year in Bowie, and had one of his best seasons, batting .267 with 27 doubles and 60 RBI in 133 games as the team's everyday shortstop. In September, Florimon received the news that the Orioles were adding him to the Major League squad when rosters expanded. He made his Major League debut September 10 and went on to appear in four games.

At the end of the season, Florimon was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins. He began the 2012 season with Double-A New Britain and also spent time with Triple-A Rochester. He played well enough in the minors that in mid-August, he made his debut with the Twins. In 26 games at shortstop so far this season with the Twins, he is batting .238 with five doubles and five RBI.

Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox 20th season has come to an end. The Baysox open the 2013 season on the road and play their first game at Prince George's Stadium Thursday, April 11. To keep up with Baysox news during the offseason, visit baysox.com.

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