Jeff Fiorentino played for FAU from 2002-2004
Sept. 2, 2009
BOCA RATON, FL - After spending the first five months of the baseball season in the minor leagues, former FAU baseball player Jeff Fiorentino will get another chance to prove himself at the Major League level. The outfielder has been promoted to Baltimore from Triple-A Norfolk as a part of the Orioles' September call-ups.
"We're really excited for Jeff," said FAU head baseball coach John McCormack. "I had a chance to talk to him last night and he was really excited to get back to the big leagues."
Fiorentino appeared in 102 games for the Norfolk Tides in 2009 and led the team in batting average (.312), home runs (12), RBI (67) and runs scored (70). The native of Pembroke Pines has seen Major League action before as he appeared with Baltimore during the 2005 and 2006 seasons and also a brief appearance with the Oakland Athletics in 2008.
Fiorentino has appeared in 34 Major League games with a .262 batting average, one home run and 13 RBI. With the Owls from 2002-2004, he batted .317 in 197 games with 41 home runs and 173 RBI.
"Jeff is an unbelievable competitor, a hard worker, and he cares about FAU's program." said McCormack. "Jeff certainly has a good chance to set himself up for the 2010 season."