Joey Gathright

Team Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals
Position Center Field
Born Apr 27, 1981
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 2006 - present
Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 2004 - 2006

Joey Renard Gathright was born on April 27, 1981 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He plays center fielder for the Kansas City Royals.

Joey is 5’ 10”, weighs 185 pounds, bats left and throws right.

High SchoolJoey attended Bonnabel High School in Kenner, Louisiana.

Minor LeaguesJoey was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 32nd round of the 2001 draft.

2002 - Charleston RiverDogs in the South Atlantic League 2003 - Bakersfield Blaze in the California League, then the Orlando Rays in the Southern League 2004 - Montgomery Biscuits in the Southern League, then the Durham Bulls in the International League 2005/06 - the Durham Bulls2007 - Omaha Royals in the Pacific Coast League (Kansas City Royals)2008 - Omaha Royals (just a few games)

Major LeaguesJoey made his major league debut for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on June 25, 2004.

In 2005, he hit .276 in 76 games, and drew 10 walks.

On June 20, 2006 he was traded to the Kansas City Royals, along with infielder Fernando Cortez, for left-handed pitcher J. P. Howell.

2008 is Joey’s first season as the starting center fielder for the Kansas City Royals.

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