|Third baseman / First baseman|
|Born: December 11, 1973|
Bowling Green, Ohio
|April 25, 2000, for the Montreal Expos|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 4, 2009, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||43|
Andrew Michael Tracy (born December 11, 1973) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. He is an alumnus of Bowling Green State University. Tracy is currently the hitting coach for the Columbus Clippers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Tracy compiled what would become a career high .260 batting average with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 2000. Tracy split time backing up Expos starting first baseman Lee Stevens and starting third baseman Michael Barrett.
Tracy entered Spring Training of 2001 competing for the starting third base position. The position was vacated when Barrett moved to the catcher position. Tracy competed with Geoff Blum, Fernando Tatís, Mike Mordecai, and Ryan Minor for the position, which ultimately went to Blum. After compiling a mere .109 batting average with 2 home runs and 8 RBI throughout the season, Tracy was selected off waivers from the Expos by the New York Mets on March 27, 2002.
Tracy would not appear at the MLB level again until the 2004 season.
Tracy returned to the majors in 2004, appearing in 15 games for the Rockies, serving primarily as a pinch hitter. A .188 batting average with no home runs and one RBI was Tracy's offensive result by season's end.
Tracy was invited to attend Spring Training with the Philadelphia Phillies as a non-roster invitee prior to the 2008 season, but was assigned to minor league camp on March 9, 2008. Tracy was assigned to the Phillies' Triple-AAA affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, in Allentown, Pennsylvania until his call up to Philadelphia on August 23, 2008. Before his call-up Tracy had not appeared at the MLB level since October 3, 2004. Tracy was designated for assignment on August 27 and was outrighted to the minors, but returned when the rosters expanded on September 1. He broke his hand, while playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, late in 2008 as a result of a line drive which ended his season. The Phillies announced on September 9, 2009 that they would be releasing veteran pitcher Rodrigo López to make room on the roster for Tracy. The Phillies would win the World Series in 2008 and the National League pennant in 2009. Though Tracy was not an active member of the postseason roster in either season, he did accompany the club throughout the playoffs.
On August 5, 2010 it was announced that Tracy would be pulled from the IronPigs line up and benched to allow Matt Rizzotti to become the everyday first baseman after he was very successful for the Reading Phillies. According to Matt Eddy of baseballamerica.com, Tracy became a free agent after the 2010 season ended.
Tracy signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on December 25, 2010 and was invited to 2011 Spring Training. After the 2011 season, he retired and was named manager of the Williamsport Crosscutters, the Phillies class A farm team.
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