*Matthew Scott Albidrez-Garza’ was born on November 26, 1983 in Selma, California. He is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. High SchoolMatt attended Washington Union High School.CollegeMatt attended Fresno State University.*Minor Leagues’Matt was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. He signed on June 13, 2005.

2005 - Elizabethton Twins in the Appalachian League, then Beloit Snappers in the Midwest League 2006 - Fort Myers Miracle in the Florida State League, then the New Britain Rock Cats in the Eastern League, then the Rochester Red Wings in the International League 2007 - the Rochester REd Wings2008 - Vero Beach Devil Rays in the Florida State League (Devil Rays)

Major LeaguesMatt made his major league debut on August 11, 2006 for the Minnesota Twins.

Team 164 tampa bay rays Tampa Bay Rays
Position Pitcher
Born 26 Nov 1983
Nationality United States United States
Team History
164 tampa bay rays Tampa Bay Rays 2008 - present
164 tampa bay rays Tampa Bay Rays 2006 - 2007
169 minnesota twins Minnesota Twins 2006 - 2007

On November 28, 2007, the Twins traded him, along with Jason Bartlett and Eduardo Morlan, to the Tampa Bay Rays for Delmon Young, Jason Pridie, and Brendan Harris.

PersonalMatt is engaged to his high-school sweetheart, Serina. They have one son, Matthew (b. 2002), and a daughter, Sierra (b. 2005)

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    excited to shoot their wedding, baeucse I had so much fun with them when I photographed their engagement pictures in Huntington Beach as well. a0I loved that they put their trust in me and that Stephanie had no

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    Yep, the ole farmer girl look. I put a wife beeatr tee underneath the long sleeve shirt so I can take it off and cool down between jobs. I also choose a lighter shirt or green since the skin diver usually do not like green. I do not expose leg and wear a large brim hat. I tuck a dryer sheet in my pocket and on my hat to keep the nasty buggies away. Other than that we could past for twins while in the yard. Peace

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    My problem w/his slide & also Jeff Keppinger's 1 at home where he was tgaged out a few days ago, is that each of them seem to have at least a limb (right arm/hand of Joyce, Kep's whole body) pass the bag/plate before they reached out to touch it. Joyce's situation may make sense b/c he needs to hang on to the bag until time is called, but not so in Kep's case. Surely he could have reached out w/a toe, knee, elbow or something before sliding completely past the plate & reaching back!! Did they not review sliding techniques in Spring Training?

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    Hey man I know we've never met however I'm. Mark flores's nephew. Anyway he told me we are cousins Flores Family side. Well I'm having a problem proving to people we are in fact family. If you still don't remember mark maybe you'll remember tony gonzalez or my grandfather fernando flores recently deceased. If you can think of a way I can prove this let me know. Thanks and keep up the good work