Ezequiel Manuel (Reyes) Carrera...Resides in Venezuela in the off-season...Participated in the 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Winter Tour.
Hit triples in games three and four of the ALCS…Prior to game three had not recorded a triple since Aug. 13, 2014 vs.
PIT… He became the first player to triple in consecutive postseason games since Kazuo Matsui (COL) in GM 2 & 3 of the '07 NLDS vs. PHI…The last player to triple in consecutive LCS games was Scott Spezio (STL) in GM 2 & 3 of the '06 NLCS vs. NYM…Is the 2nd player in Blue Jays history with a triple in back-to-back playoff games, joining Devon White (Gm 3 & 4, 1993 WS)...Hit his first career postseason home run off of Yu Darvish in game two of the ALDS, Oct. 7 at TEX...His .303 average (10-33) in the 2016 playoffs was 2nd highest on the club behind Josh Donaldson (.417) and 4th among all MLB players...Recorded multiple hits in four of his nine games in the postseason…Entered the playoffs hitless in two career postseason at-bats...Hit his 5th home run of the year Sept. 12 vs. TB...Marked his 2nd career PH-HR (last: July 25, 2015 at SEA)…Became the first Blue Jay to hit a go-ahead PH-HR since Colby Rasmus on Sept. 4, 2014 vs. TB…Of his 10 career HR, this was the first one that had put his team ahead...Placed on the 15-day disabled list for the 1st time in his career (strained left achilles on Aug. 1)...Returned from a medical rehab assignment at Buffalo & activated from the 15-day DL on Aug. 16...Hit his 3rd HR of the season & 2nd over a 4-game span, June 18 at BAL…Had hit just 2HR over his previous 68 contests prior to that stretch...Set career-highs in games (110), runs (47), hits (67), 2B (9), HR (6), BB (27) and strikeouts (70)...Recorded a career-high four hits (4-for-5, 2B) & matched his career high with three runs scored April 23 vs. OAK.
Had two separate stints with Toronto (May 2-Aug. 1) & Aug. 18 - end of season. • Set career highs in games (91), home runs (3), RBI (26), strikeouts (45) and average (.273). • On June 21 vs. BAL hit his 1st HR of the year and first since Sept. 13, 2012 at TEX...His 3 RBI in the game set a new single-game career-high. • Collected his first multi-RBI game since Sept. 23, 2012 on May 6 vs. NYY. • Recorded his first career pinch-hit home run July 25 at SEA. POST SEASON: • Made his second career postseason roster (last: 2014 with DET). • Appeared in two games during the playoffs, going 0-for-2.
Spent the majority of the 2013 season with Triple A Columbus in the Cleveland Indians organization after being claimed off waivers from Philadelphia on May 2...Opened the season with Philadelphia -- appeared in 13 games, batting .077 (1x13) before being designated for assignment on April 30...Claimed off waivers by Cleveland on May 2 -- appeared in two games with the Indians before having his contract transferred to Columbus for the remainder of the season on May 7...Collected a season-high four hits on June 4 versus Toledo...Batted .197 (24x122) against lefthanded pitching...hit .269 (79x294) against righties...Hit .293 (56x191) with 39 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples, four home runs and 19 RBI in 53 games with Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Spent the first four months of the season at Triple-A Columbus and impressed the big league staff over his last two months in Cleveland after his August 3rd promotion (Johnny Damon DFA)...With the Clippers he hit .294 (116-394) with 65 runs scored, 19 doubles, 6 triples, 6 home runs, 42 RBI and 26 steals in 33 attempts (.345OB/.419SLG/.764OPS)....In the second half at Triple-A he hit .420 (37-88) with 21 runs, 8 2B, 3 3B, 2HR and 16RBI in 21 games, hitting safely in 20 straight games from July 12-30 and was named Player of the Week by the International League and Indians organization, July 23-29. At the time of his August 3rd promotion he ranked 2nd in the International League in runs (65), 3rd in hits (116) and steals (26), tied for 4th in triples (6) and 11th in batting average (.294)...At Triple-A he also hit .297 off left-handed pitching and .293 against right-handers...Scored 5 runs on June 5 vs. Buffalo, recorded 5 hits with 4 runs on July 25 vs. Toledo... Also had 9 multi-hit games over a 10-game stretch from July 19-28. With Cleveland he hit safely in 27 of 48 games he recorded a plate appearance, making 24 starts in left field (36 games), 13 starts in center (15 games) and 1 game in right field...Hit first career home run on August 5 at Detroit off Joakim Benoit and 2nd homer on Sept 13 at Texas off Joe Nathan...Hit .306 (22-72) during his first month of duty with Cleveland in August (11RS, .832OPS) before hitting .231 (18-78) in September...Hit in a career-high 7 straight games from Sept. 21-29 (12-for-31) before season ended after jamming his right knee on Sept. 29 vs. KC, missing the last 4 games of the season...Hit two triples on August 4 at Detroit, first Indian with two triples in a game since Josh Barfield in 2007...Played for Magallanes in the VZ Winter League in 2012 off-season, hitting .286 (32-112) with 22RS, 5 2B, 2HR & 8RBI in 30 games (8SB, .779OPS).
Spent the first half of the season at AAA Columbus and the second half of the season in the big leagues with the Indians...Was with Cleveland from May 20-26 and from July 14th thru the end of the season save a one day trip to Columbus on August 19... Led all Indians minor league players with 35 steals at Columbus (45 combined on season)...Had a solid first half with AAA Columbus where he hit .287 (94-328) w/63RS, 8 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homers and 25 RBI in 82 games (.371 on-base%)...At the time of his July 14th second half recall he ranked first in the International League in runs scored (63) and steals (35 in 39 attempts/90%)... He also ranked 7th in the IL in hits (94) and tied for 10th with 39 walks...His best month came in May (.302, 29-96, 21RS, 12RBI, 23G) as he scored a combined 41 runs in 52 May/June games...On May 2 at Charlotte he went 4-for-6 w/2RS & 4RBI...First recalled to make Major League debut on May 20 and collected a game-winning, 8th inning RBI drag bunt in hisfirst-ever plate appearance off Cincinnati's Nick Masset...Optioned on May 26 after appearing in 5 games (2-8, 2RBI)...Recalled again to start the second half on July 14 and spent rest of the season with the Indians save for one day in August...From August 12 thru the end of the season he hit .258 (31-120) with 16RS, 4 2B, 3 3B, 8RBI in 37 games...Struggled some in September hitting .197 (15-76) with 2 2B & 5RBI (.514OPS)...Made 44 starts in center field (55G), 6 starts in left field (9G) and appeared in 6 games in right field (1GS)...Hit .311 (19-61) when batting 9th, ..301 (25-83) with runners on base and .362 (17-47) with RISP for the Tribe and was successful on10 of his 15 stolen base attempts (67%)...Was T15th in the AL w/7 sac bunts...Was 9th among AL rookies w/10 steals.
Had spent the entire 2010 season to date at AAA Tacoma prior to being acquired for Russell Branyan, hitting .268(57-213) with 24 runs scored, 6 doubles, 2 triples and 18RBI in 64 games at the time of the trade...Was on the DL atthe time of the trade with a left hip pointer...Before being injured, Carrera was hitting .311 (19-61) with 6 runs scored,3 doubles and 6 RBI in 18 games during the month of June...Prior to the start of the 2010 season, Carrera was rankedas the 15th best prospect in the Mariners organization by Baseball America....Rehabbed at the Arizona Rookie League from July 7-14 and was activated at AAA Columbus on July 16...Hit .329(27-82) in 19 starts in the No. 2 hole in the order for Mike Sarbaugh and hit in 5 of his last 6 regular season games inSeptember (.333, 8-24, 3RS, HR, 3RBI)...Was summoned to Detroit on August 20, but not of cially recalled, whenMichael Brantley twisted his ankle the night before in KC...Hit .290 (9-31) in the Triple-A Playoffs with 6RS, a HR &4RBI (3SB) in 8 IL playoff games....Hit .261 (37-142) with 26 RS, 7 2B, 12RBI & 8 SB (.371OB%) for Magallanes in theVenezuelan Winter League after the season.
Named to the Topps Double-A All-Star team and was a Southern League All-Star...Among all Mariners farmhands, ranked 5th in batting average (.337) and won the SouthernLeague batting title...Named West Tenn's Most Valuable Player by the Mariners...Led the Southern League and ranked 3rd among full-season minor leaguers with a .441on-base percentage...Sidelined May 24-June 18 with right ankle sprain and again July 9-Aug. 22 with a sprainedright thumb...Recorded 25-game on-base streak, April 9-May 7, batting .356 (32x90) and walked 23times during that stretch...Played for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League...hit .269 (54x201) with 8 doubles,4 triples, 1 home run, 14 RBI and 14 stolen bases...Participated in the MLB Rookie Career Development workshop in Dallas in January...Rated by Baseball America as having the best strike-zone discipline and being the fastestbaserunner in the Mariners organization.
Spent season with St. Lucie where he served as the primary leadoff hitter andranked 4th in the Florida State League with 28 stolen bases...named the "best defensiveoutfielder" in the Florida State League in 2008 by Baseball America.
Began season playing for the GCL Mets...recorded 20 multi-hit games, including aseason-high 4 hits, Aug. 16 at Cardinals (G#2)...promoted to Brooklyn (A) on Aug. 20,batting .300 (21x70) with 6 stolen bases in 20 games to end the season.
Spent 2nd season playing in Venezuelan Summer League...hit safely in 43 of 57games, including recording a season-high 12-game hit streak (.327/16x49), July 3-14.
Played in the Venezuelan Summer League, appearing in 45 games.