Sardinha batting for the Battle Creek Yankees in 2003
|Born: April 6, 1983|
|September 15, 2007, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 2007, for the New York Yankees|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2008 season)
|Runs batted in||2|
Sardinha was drafted directly out of Kamehameha High School in the 1st round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. Sardinha had a mixed minor league career in the New York Yankees organization, playing in a variety of infield and outfield spots.
Sardinha made his major league debut on September 15, 2007, against the Boston Red Sox. Coming into the game in the bottom of the 8th inning as a defensive replacement, he got his first at-bat in the top of the ninth inning. Facing Bryan Corey, on the first pitch, he grounded into a game ending double play. Bronson got his first major league hit against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on September 27, 2007, against Scott Kazmir.
Sardinha was designated for assignment by the Yankees on December 8, 2007, in order to make room for the re-signed Andy Pettitte on the 40-man roster. Sardinha was not offered a new contract by the Yankees and became a free agent on December 12, 2007.
On January 17, 2008, Sardinha was signed to a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners, and was invited to spring training. Sardinha did not make the team and was assigned to their Triple-A affiliate, the Tacoma Rainiers, but was released early in the season.
On May 6, 2008, Sardinha signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. He became a free agent at the end of the season and signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers in January 2009. He was released in April 2009.
After a 10-month break from professional baseball, Sardinha signed with the Colorado Rockies on February 8, 2010. He was assigned to their Double-A affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers.
For his unique (middle) name, Sardinha was a part of the first MiLB.com Minors Moniker Madness, held in 2007. He reached the Final Four out of the Icicle Reeder Bracket, last beating Ari Kafka before falling to Will Startup, the 2008 winner.
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