Becomes second member of 2017 Ducks to return to MLB, 17th in franchise history
(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 5, 2017) – The Milwaukee Brewers today called up former Long Island Ducks outfielder Quintin Berry to the Major Leagues. He returns to the game’s highest level for the first time since October of 2015, when he was a member of the Chicago Cubs.
“We are very happy to see Quintin complete his journey from the Atlantic League back to the Major Leagues,” said Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff. “To have two players from our organization reach MLB after playing for the Ducks in the same season is a terrific accomplishment.”
Berry played 27 games with Long Island and compiled 23 hits, nine RBI, 16 runs, six doubles, one triple and 12 walks. He also showcased tremendous speed on the basepaths, stealing 15 bases while being caught just three times. The 32-year-old also did not commit a single error in the outfield.
The Brewers purchased Berry’s contract on August 17 and assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Pacific Coast League. With the Sky Sox, he played in 10 games and batted .286 with two home runs, three RBI, nine runs, one double and two stolen bases. Berry homered in his first game with Colorado Springs on August 20 against Oklahoma City and his most recent game on September 4 against Memphis. He reached base safely in eight of the 10 games he played, earning at least one hit in six of them and multiple hits in four.
The San Diego native has four seasons of Major League experience, including one each with the Detroit Tigers (2012), Boston Red Sox (2013), Baltimore Orioles (2014) and Chicago Cubs (2015). He has played 125 MLB games, compiling a .265 batting average with three home runs, 33 RBI, 53 runs, 10 doubles, six triples and 27 stolen bases. He also appeared in back-to-back World Series with the Tigers in 2012 and Red Sox in 2013, winning the title during the latter.
Berry is the second member of the 2017 Ducks to earn a promotion to the Major Leagues. He joins right-hander pitcher Tim Melville, who was promoted to MLB by the Minnesota Twins on August 21 just over two months after the Twins purchased his contract from the Ducks on June 10. He is also the 17th player in franchise history to reach the Majors after playing on Long Island and third to do so with the Brewers. The following is the complete list of Ducks players to reach MLB after playing on Long Island:
|PLAYER||YEAR(S) WITH DUCKS||PROMOTED BY||PROMOTION YEAR|
|Quintin Berry||2017||Milwaukee Brewers||2017|
|Tim Melville||2017||Minnesota Twins||2017|
|Rich Hill||2015||Boston Red Sox||2015|
|Scott Rice||2008||New York Mets||2013|
|Lew Ford||2009, 2011-Present||Baltimore Orioles||2012|
|Kip Wells||2010||San Diego Padres||2012|
|Justin Hampson||2010||New York Mets||2012|
|Joey Gathright||2010||Boston Red Sox||2011|
|Robinson Cancel||2010||Houston Astros||2011|
|Erick Almonte||2006||Milwaukee Brewers||2011|
|Jay Gibbons||2008||Los Angeles Dodgers||2010|
|Mel Stocker||2006||Milwaukee Brewers||2007|
|Nelson Figueroa||2006||New York Mets||2008|
|Ken Ray||2002||Atlanta Braves||2006|
|Bill Pulsipher||2004||St. Louis Cardinals||2005|
|Pedro Borbon Jr.||2003||St. Louis Cardinals||2003|
|Carlos Baerga||2001||Boston Red Sox||2002|
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.
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