Jeff Wetherby

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Jeffrey Barrett Wetherby

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Jeff Wetherby made his major league debut with the Atlanta Braves on June 7, 1989 at the age of 25. In his first career at-bat, pinch hitting for Geronimo Berroa, Wetherby singled to drive in baserunner Dale Murphy. On September 2nd, pinch hitting for Tony Castillo, Wetherby hit his first and only career home run off future Braves pitcher Greg Maddux.

On March 18, 1990 he was traded by the Braves with Miguel Sabino to the Cleveland Indians for Tommy Hinzo and a player to be named later (Dwight Taylor).

Despite having a short major league career, Wetherby enjoyed an eight-year minor league career. In 771 minor league games, Wetherby hit .283 with 156 doubles, 17 triples and 52 home runs. He collected 740 hits in 2,614 at-bats. In 1987 with the Greenville Braves, he hit .303 with 31 doubles, four triples and 12 home runs in 140 games.

After the 2007 season, Wetherby was named major-league scout by the Detroit Tigers, a job he still had in 2013.

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