Eliézer AlfonzoEliézer Alfonzo
San Francisco Giants — No. 50 CatcherBorn: February 7, 1979(1979-02-07) (age 29) Bats: Right Throws: Right Major League Baseball debut June 3, 2006 for the San Francisco Giants Selected MLB statistics
(through 2007) Batting average .263 Home runs 13 Runs batted in 45 Teams
Eliézer Jesús Alfonzo (born February 7, 1979 in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the San Francisco Giants. He bats and throws right-handed. Eliézer is the second cousin of former MLB star Edgardo Alfonzo.
A 10-season minor league veteran, Alfonzo debuted with the Giants on June 3, 2006. During his debut, he hit a two-run home run against the New York Mets for his first Major League hit. Three days later, he caught pitcher Jason Schmidt's 16-strikeout game, which matched a 102-year-old Giants franchise record.
Alfonzo filled in for veteran catcher Mike Matheny, who was sidelined with symptoms following a concussion for the rest of the 2006 season. He was the Giants backup catcher in 2007. In 2008, he lost the competition for the backup catcher position and was sent down to Triple-A.
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Referencesv • d • eSan Francisco Giantscurrent roster
1 Bengie Molina | 2 Randy
Winn | 5 Ray Durham | 7 Emmanuel Burriss | 12 José Castillo | 13 Omar
Vizquel | 14 Fred Lewis | 16 Pat
Misch | 18 Matt Cain | 20 Steve
Holm | 21 John Bowker | 22 Keiichi Yabu | 28 Travis Denker | 31 Vinnie
Chulk | 33 Aaron Rowand | 34 Billy
Sadler | 35 Rich Aurilia | 37 Jack
Taschner | 38 Brian Wilson | 45 Tyler
Walker | 49 Brian Horwitz | 52 Alex
Hinshaw | 53 Jonathan Sánchez | 55 Tim
Lincecum | 75 Barry Zito
Inactive (40-man) roster: 8 Eugenio Vélez | 29 Brian
Bocock | 41 Brad Hennessey | 61 Osiris
Matos | 69 Kelvin Pichardo | -- Travis Ishikawa | -- Guillermo Rodríguez | -- Nate Schierholtz | -- Clay
Restricted List: 50 Eliézer Alfonzo
Coaching Staff: Manager 15 Bruce Bochy | Bench Coach 17 Ron Wotus | 1st Base Coach 39 Roberto Kelly | 3rd Base Coach 6 Tim Flannery | Hitting Coach 9 Carney Lansford | Pitching Coach 46 Dave Righetti | Bullpen Coach 26 Mark Gardner | Bullpen Catcher 58 Bill Hayes