Ehire Enrique Adrianza Palma (pronounced AY-ray ah-dree-AHN-zuh)...Instagram: @ehire13... married his childhood sweetheart, Vielimar, in 2011...daughter, Ehimar...wore uniform number 16 for Minnesota until changing to number 13 prior to the 2019 season after the Twins acquired Jonathan Schoop, who took 16... wears uniform number 13 in honor of his godfather and former major league player and manager, Ozzie Guillen...participated in 2018-20 Twins Winter Caravan...avoided arbitration and signed a one-year contract for 2020 on December 2, 2019.
In his eighth major-league season, played in 44 games with Minnesota and hit .191/.287/.270 (17-for-89) with seven doubles, three RBI and 10 runs scored…Spent the entire season with the major-league club...The switch-hitter batted .212/.281/.288 (11-for52) with four doubles as a left-handed hitter… Despite going just 6-for-37 (.162) as a righthanded batter, he posted a higher on-base percentage (.295) from that side...Walked 11 times in 101 plate appearances… His 10.9% walk rate was the second highest of his career…Drew a walk in 11.2% of his plate appearances in 2015 with the Giants...Made 24 defensive appearances at four different positions…Spent the majority of his time at third base (23 games, 14 starts)…Also saw time at shortstop (9 games, 7 starts) and second base (5 games, 3 starts)...Made his second career relief appearance, allowing one run in 1.0 inning on 8/19 vs. Milwaukee (1 H; Hiura HR)...Became the first No. 9 hitter in Twins/Senators history with three walks and one extra-base hit in a game…On 9/14 at Chicago-AL, went 1-for-1 with a double and three walks…Started at second base...Made his fourth career Opening Day roster, including his third consecutive with Minnesota (also: 2014, 2018, 2019).
Made Twins Opening Day roster for third time in career....Hit a solo home run off Justin Verlander on April 29 at Target Field in a 1-0 victory...marked just the 22nd time in franchise history that the Twins won a 1-0 game, with the lone run coming via the home run, previously May 12, 2017 at Cleveland (Miguel Sanó home run)...Placed on 10-day Injured List with abdominal issues June 18...missed 10 games and was reinstated June 28...Hit .313 (15-for-48) with three home runs and 11 RBI in 22 May games, .333 (10-for-30) in nine June games and .308 (8-for-26) in 12 July games...Made first career pitching appearance July 17 vs. Oakland, allowing three runs on five hits in 1.0 inning pitched...23rd time in club history for a position player to pitch, 14th different player...Missed time in September, suffering from a right oblique strain...Made defensive appearances at seven different positions: P (1 game), 1B (20 games, 12 starts), 2B (7 games, 7 starts), 3B (24 games, 14 starts), SS (24 games, 16 starts), LF (1 game, 0 starts) and RF (6 games, 5 starts)...Hit .295 (13-for-44) with runners in scoring position, including .300 (6-for-20) with RISP and two outs...Slashed .269/.350/.423 (.773 OPS) as a right-handed hitter and .273/.349/.413 (.762 OPS) as a left-handed batter...Was "acting manager" for final game September 29 at Kansas City as the Twins lost 5-4...Avoided arbitration and signed one-year contract December 2, 2018.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for second time in career...Tied single-game career-high with second four RBI June 12 at Detroit...also hit first career grand slam off Warwick Saupold...Set single-game career-high with four hits June 27 at Chicago-AL...Hit .300 (24-for-80) with six doubles, one triple, three home runs, 12 RBI, 11 runs scored, six walks and a .349 on-base percentage in 25 June games...Placed on 10-day disabled list July 2 with a left hamstring strain; reinstated July 12...Hit safely in career-high eight straight games September 15-25, hitting .364 (12-for-33) in that span...Recorded 13 RBI in 21 September games, his personal most of any month in his career...Hit .275 (53-for-193) in 60 road games, compared to .218 (31-for-142) in 54 home games...Hit .264 (24-for-91) as a right-handed batter and .246 (60-for-244) as left-handed batter...Played a career-high 64 games (60 starts) at shortstop, 28 at third base (26 starts), 10 at first base (3 starts), five at second base (4 starts) and five in leftfield (2 starts)...Set career-highs in games (114), at-bats (335), runs (42), hits (84), doubles (23), home runs (6), RBI (39) and walks (24)...Had surgery on left shoulder October 9 to repair torn labrum.
Designated for assignment by San Francisco and claimed off waivers by Milwaukee January 31; designated by Milwaukee February 2 and claimed by Minnesota February 6...Began season on 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain...Returned from rehab assignment and recalled from Triple-A Rochester May 5...Stole career-high three bases June 21 vs. Chicago-AL; most for Twins since Darin Mastroianni (3) July 5, 2012 at Detroit...Placed on 10-day disabled list with abdominal issues June 22; reinstated July 3...Tied career-high with three hits August 30 vs. Chicago-AL, including two triples and a career-high four RBI...Tied career-high with seven-game hitting streak June 21-July 21, hitting .409 (9-for-22) with six RBI during the streak...Hit .321 (18-for-56) as a right-handed hitter and .236 (25-for-106) as left-handed hitter... Played 29 games (23 starts) at shortstop, 17 games (9 starts) in leftfield, nine games (6 starts) at third base, nine games (3 starts) at second base and four games (1 start) at first base...Set single-season career-highs in games (70), hits (43), runs (30), doubles (9), triples (2), RBI (24) and walks (16).
Placed on the 15-day disabled list April 15 with a fractured left foot...suffered the injury after fouling a ball off his back foot in the eighth inning on April 14 at Colorado...a second set of diagnostic tests revealed the fracture. Transferred to the 60-day disabled list April 22, allowing the team to add Conor Gillaspie to the 40-man roster. Reinstated from the 60-day disabled list August 2 after missing 95 games. Went 5-for-18 (.278) with a double, four RBI and one walk as a pinch-hitter. Made 10 starts for San Francisco (6 at shortstop, 3 at second base and 1 at third base). Designated for assignment and claimed off waivers by Milwaukee January 31; designated by Milwaukee February 2 and claimed by Minnesota February 6.
Split the season between triple-A Sacramento and San Francisco...batted .316 with 10 extra base hits and 15 RBI in 44 games with the River Cats...hit .186 in 52 games (31 starts) with the Giants....Was designated for assignment by the Giants April 5...cleared waivers and was outrighted to triple-A April 11....Spent first three months at triple-A before having his contract purchased June 30, taking the roster spot of IF Casey McGehee....Stuck with SF the rest of the season from June 30-Oct. 4, starting 31 games (13 at second, 16 at short, one at first, one at third)....Played first base for the first time in his career on Sept. 22 at San Diego...took a grounder off his face in the 9th inning and stayed in the game, but was dizzy afterward...was diagnosed with a concussion the next day and missed the final 12 games of the season.
Batted .237 (23-for-97) with six doubles and five RBI in 53 games during his second season in the big leagues...Missed most of the last three-plus months of the season with a right hamstring strain, which placed him on the 15-day disabled list on two different occasions, first from June 23-July 10 and then again from July 25-through the end of the season...missed a total of 75 games while on the DL...Adrianza, who was out of options, won a utility role during spring training after batting .245 (12-for-49) in 23 games... made his first career Opening Day roster...On July 22 at Philadelphia he had seven at-bats in a game in which he even didn't start, which matched an all-time Giants franchise record with Art Fletcher, who didn't start but had seven at-bats on July 26, 1909 (Elias)…Adrianza entered the game at second base in the bottom of the 2nd inning in place of Joe Panik, who suffered a sprained right ankle in the 1st inning…the game lasted 14 innings...Injured his right hamstring again on July 24 at Philadelphia while running to second base...was placed on the DL on July 25...Was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sept. 1, ending his season...was removed from the 60-day DL on Nov. 2.
Appeared in nine games (four starts) for the Giants and hit .222 (4-for-18). Made his Major League debut on Sept. 8 vs. Arizona by pinch running at first base in the 11th inning and then scoring the game-winning run...according to Elias, he became the first Giants player to make his debut and score the game-winning run in extras since John Davis on Sept. 9, 1941. Recorded his first big league hit on Sept. 14 off Los Angeles'-NL RHP Brandon League, hitting an RBI double to right field. Hit his first career home run on Sept. 22 off New York's-AL LHP Andy Pettitte. Hit .240 in 73 games with double-A Richmond and .310 in 45 games with triple-A Fresno.
Spent his seventh professional campaign with
double-A Richmond, hitting .220 (99-for-451) with three HRs and 32 RBI in 127 games. Was placed on the Disabled List (left thumb) on June 16 and missed 11 games before being activated on June 28. Had a season-high 12-game hitting streak from Aug. 3-16, during which he batted .313 (15-for-48) with five 2Bs, one 3B and five runs scored. Drove in the game-winning run with a walk-off RBI single
vs. Harrisburg on Aug. 30.
Split his 6th professional campaign between low-A Augusta and Class A Advanced San Jose, combining
to hit .273 (102-for-373) with 6 HRs and 44 RBI in 94 games. ... Began season with low-A Augusta, hitting .231 (33-for-
143) with 3 HRs and 17 RBI in 38 games. ... Did not make his season debut until May 14 due to hand
injury. ... After struggling to .175 batting avg. in May (16 games),
Adrianza hit at .275 clip with Augusta in June (22 games). ... Was transferred to San Jose on June 30 and in 56 games
with Giants he hit .300 (69-for-230) with 24 2Bs, 3 HRs and
Spent season at Class A Advanced San Jose hitting .256 (114-for-445) with 22 2Bs, 5 3Bs, 3 HRs and 35 RBI in 114 games...Ranked 3rd on team with 124 games, 4th in runs (70) and 3Bs (5)...June was his best month as he batted .283 (26-for-92), with 4 2Bs, 2 3Bs, HR and 12 RBI...Earned San Jose's Defensive Player of Year honor.
Spent entire campaign with Class A Augusta, batting .258 (100-for-388) with 54 runs, 15 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 2 HRs and 46 RBI in 117 contests...His best stretch of season came June 30-July 14, where he hit safely in season-best 13-straight games at .487 clip (19-for-39), raising season figure from .254 to season-high .286.
Missed most of season with broken foot, but was not placed on disabled list...Began campaign in San Francisco's extended spring training, however also saw playing time at 3 different levels within Giants organization, combining to hit .288 (19-for-66) with 5 2Bs, HR and 6 RBI in just 18 games with ARL -Giants, short-season Salem-Keizer and triple-A Fresno.
Batted .241 (60-for-249) with 17 2Bs, 2 3Bs and 30 RBI in 66 games with DSL-Giants.
Batted .156 (19-for-122) in 44 games in 1st professional season with DSL-Giants.