Sunday, April 22, 2012
Andres Berumen & His Place In History
Andres Berumen was born in Tijuana on jodes's birthday in 1971 and drafted by the Royals out of Banning High in Wilmington, CA. The then-Florida Marlins selected him in the '92 Expansion Draft and traded him to San Diego months later along with Trevor in the Sheffield trade. Upon making his debut with the Padres on April 27, 1995, he became the first native of Tijuana to play in the Majors. He made it into 37 games that season and three the next. He didn't do much better in Las Vegas in '96 or the beginning of '97 and was traded to Seattle. He never suited up for the Mariners or, for that matter, any other Major League team again. He provided organizational depth- which is a polite way of saying "absorbed repeated poundings"- in Tacoma through the '98 season before leaving affiliated baseball altogether. He surfaced again in 2000 with Reynoso of the Mexican League, pitching only five games before walking away for good.