Tony Granadillo

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Antonio José Granadillo Lugo

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tony Granadillo was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001 and spent the next summer playing in the Venezuelan Summer League. After playing in the Dominican Summer League in 2003, he began 2004 with the Johnson City Cardinals, hitting .350 with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs before being promoted to the New Jersey Cardinals for 14 games late in the season.

After the 2004 season, Granadillo was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the AAA phase of the 2004 Rule V draft. He spent most of 2005 with the Greenville Drive, hitting .291 with 11 doubles, 5 homers, and 31 RBIs despite missing nearly two months of the season with an injury. Back with Greenville the next year, he hit .283 with 13 home runs and a team-best 68 RBIs. He began 2007 with the Lancaster JetHawks, hitting .326 with 8 homers and 63 RBIs before earning a late-season promotion to the AA Portland Sea Dogs. In 2008, he played for the Sea Dogs and Pawtucket Red Sox, hitting a combined .231 with five home runs and 43 RBI.

Granadillo signed with Spain's Bilbao club for 2010. He debuted on February 27 in the first game of a doubleheader, playing shortstop and hitting second. He went 1 for 3 with two walks in a 10-3 loss to the Marlins Puerto Cruz and pitchers Leslie Nacar and Jorge Balboa. He won the league's Triple Crown then signed with HCAW for 2011.

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