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 KFFL - Doug Mirabelli, C, Boston Red Sox
Mirabelli was traded to the Padres for 2B Mark Loretta in the offseason, but the team quickly turned around and brought him back after they struggled finding someone who could catch knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.
The Boston Herald reports Boston Red Sox C Doug Mirabelli (ankle), who is fighting a sore left ankle sustained in a home-plate collision Aug. 4, could be ready to play by either Aug. 9 or 10 against the Kansas City Royals.
Mirabelli was pulled from the game in the third inning, when C Javy Lopez pinch-hit for him.
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 Doug Mirabelli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Douglas Anthony Mirabelli (born October 18, 1970 in Kingman, Arizona) is a Major League Baseball catcher who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox.
On December 7, 2005, Mirabelli was traded to the San Diego Padres.
Doug Mirabelli has frequently referred to Nomar Garciaparra as "Mr.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doug_Mirabelli   (635 words)

 HABLA Biorhythm: Doug Mirabelli
Mirabelli quickly learned that he could drive the ball out the opposite way.
Mirabelli chases high fastballs and offspeed pitches tailing away, striking out his share of times.
Mirabelli isn't a fluid catcher, but he's not afraid to get dirty and gets the job done.
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 reviewjournal.com -- Sports - DOUG MIRABELLI: White-knuckle adventure
Mirabelli said he heard he was going to be traded to either the Yankees or the Red Sox.
Mirabelli certainly had a wild time of it Tuesday, allowing three passed balls in the sixth inning of a 7-5 loss to the Yankees after not allowing one in eight games.
Mirabelli, who led Valley High School to two state titles and Wichita State to a national championship, broke into the majors with San Francisco in 1996 and played with the Giants until 2001, when he was traded to Texas.
reviewjournal.com /lvrj_home/2006/May-24-Wed-2006/sports/7578636.html   (733 words)

 Doug Mirabelli: Mirabelli, Fossum lead Red Sox
Doug Mirabelli slides safely across home plate in the third inning on Tuesday night.
Mirabelli -- not exactly known for his speed -- ran the bases with abandon, barely sliding home safely for two of his runs.
Mirabelli, Fossum lead Red Sox Doug Mirabelli had four hits and Bill Mueller added three more as the Red Sox evened their series with the Royals by beating Kansas City, 7-3, on Tuesday night.
www.dougmirabelli28.com /articles/may6game.html   (986 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Padres hope Mirabelli is a regular guy
Doug Mirabelli made his name as a catcher of knuckleballs.
Perhaps Doug Mirabelli is merely a stopgap, a cost-effective ($1.4 million) catcher who can keep passed balls to a minimum until prized prospect George Kottaras is deemed ready.
Mirabelli was a free agent in the wake of the Red Sox's 2004 World Series championship.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/sullivan/20060109-9999-1s9sullivan.html   (812 words)

 Doug Mirabelli : USAToday.com - Doug Mirabelli Biography from USAToday.com
Doug Mirabelli’s deal with the Red Sox is reportedly for a guaranteed $750,000 with incentives that could raise the value to around $1 million.
Boston is clearly down on Mirabelli after his struggles last season, but he's a safe option because of his experience handling Tim Wakefield and he's still a better hitter than most of the alternatives out there.
Doug Mirabelli was the only Red Sox player to file for free agency on Saturday, the first offical day to declare.
fantasybaseball.usatoday.com /content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=2300   (293 words)

 Boston Red Sox - Doug Mirabelli- Masked man rides to the rescue - The Boston Globe
When Doug Mirabelli was announced as last night's starting catcher, the crowd erupted as if John Henry had just announced free beer and hot dogs for both Yankee games.
One of the side benefits Mirabelli brought with him during his first 3 1/2 seasons as a member of the Red Sox was his bat.
Mirabelli was, for three-plus seasons, an ideal backup catcher because in addition to fulfilling his primary job requirement, he also hit for legitimate power.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/02/masked_man_rides_to_the_rescue   (1095 words)

 RotoTimes.com - Doug Mirabelli - Fantasy Baseball Profile
Doug Mirabelli has signed a one-year contract to remain the backup catcher for the Red Sox, according to the Boston Herald.
Doug Mirabelli aggravated his ankle injury during batting practice on Saturday, according to the AP.
Doug Mirabelli could be ready to play by the middle of the week, according to the AP.
www.rototimes.com /mlb/player/1904   (256 words)

 RotoTimes.com - Doug Mirabelli - Notes
Mirabelli is hitting.186 with three homers and 14 RBI in 102 at-bats this year.
Doug Mirabelli was doubtful for last night's game due to lower-back stiffness that cost him a start Sunday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Doug Mirabelli was slated to catch Sunday's game for the Padres, but he was held out because of lower back stiffness.
www.rototimes.com /mlb/player/1904/notes   (548 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Red Sox reach agreement with catcher Doug Mirabelli
Mirabelli and the Red Sox have agreed to the parameters of a $3 million, two-year contract but have not yet completed the details, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday on the condition of anonymity.
Mirabelli made $825,000 last season, when he batted.281 with nine homers and 32 RBIs in 160 at-bats as Jason Varitek's backup and the regular catcher for knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.
Mirabelli, 34, was acquired during the 2001 season from the Texas Rangers for Justin Duchscherer.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/baseball/20041129-1313-bba-redsox-mirabelli.html   (335 words)

 Boston Red Sox - Mirabelli puts charge into Sox - The Boston Globe
Basking in the moment, Mirabelli jokingly parted a sea of reporters stationed at his locker afterward by saying, "Big man coming through," as a few of his teammates applauded.
In any case, Wakefield made the most of Mirabelli's offensive surge, stifling the Jays for 6 2/3 innings as he improved to 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA through his first three starts.
As for Mirabelli, he is scheduled to return to the bench tonight as Varitek catches Curt Schilling in the series finale.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/04/22/mirabelli_puts_charge_into_sox   (752 words)

 (AP) Doug Mirabelli Is Traded Back to Red Sox | WKRN.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Doug Mirabelli, who during his tenure in Boston was Tim Wakefield's personal catcher, was traded back to the Red Sox on Monday in exchange for the replacement who hasn't been able to handle the knuckleballer this year.
Mirabelli was expected back in Boston in time for Wakefield's start against the New York Yankees on Monday night.
Mirabelli spent four years with the Red Sox, primarily handling Wakefield's turn in the rotation.
www.wkrn.com /nashville/news/ap-doug-mirabelli-is-traded-back-to-red-sox   (302 words)

 The Doug Mirabelli Fan Club | Recognizing Greatness in Backup Catching
Boston, MA - Mirabelli's plane touches down Monday evening at 6:48 EST and he is ready to play at Fenway for the 7:05 start.
Mirabelli led all catchers in slugging percentage in 2004, and check out these numbers against the Yankees in the last three years: 3 home runs, 7 doubles, 8 rbis, and a.346 average in just 52 at bats.
While Mirabelli was on the DL this year, Tim Wakefield was 0-4 with a 8.85 ERA.
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 Half-Baked Ravings - FOX Sports Blogs
Backup catcher Doug Mirabelli ended the streak Saturday night in Florida by throwing the ball into center field on a stolen base attempt, then moments later Gonzalez threw the ball into right field on an attempted force play at second base.
Doug Mirabelli flew cross-country to rejoin the Red Sox after slipping through the Yankees' grasp last night, when they tried to acquire him just to keep him away from the Sox and Tim Wakefield's knuckleball.
During Doug Mirabelli's first tenure in Boston, he caught a total of 253 games over the course of six seasons, a great majority of which were starts by Tim Wakefield.
community.foxsports.com /blogs/HalfBaked/Doug_Mirabelli/30938   (2453 words)

 ESPN.com - MLB - Red Sox reacquire Mirabelli to catch Wakefield
BOSTON -- Catcher Doug Mirabelli got a police escort from the airport, changed into his uniform in a car and made it to Fenway Park just in time to fill his unique role as personal catcher to knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.
The Boston Red Sox reacquired Mirabelli from the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Josh Bard, minor-league pitcher Cla Meredith.
Mirabelli, Wakefield's normal catcher last season when Mirabelli was with the Red Sox, arrived back at Fenway 13 minutes before the night game against the New York Yankees, just enough time for him to be in the starting lineup.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/news/story?id=2428645   (502 words)

 San Diego Padres, Doug Mirabelli, Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
Mirabelli constantly complained to Towers during his short stay with San Diego and, the day before he was traded to Boston on May 1, told the general manager to start Rob Bowen in his place "because I'm not focused on the game," according to an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune on Tuesday.
Mirabelli had one of his better games of the season, going 2-for-3 with one RBI to raise his batting average to.192.
Mirabelli said before Tuesday's game that he didn't want to be traded from Boston but thought he would get a lot of playing time.
cbs.sportsline.com /mlb/story/9672096   (647 words)

 Doug Mirabelli
Doug Mirabelli suffered a right ankle sprain on this play at the plate Tuesday.
Lee rolled on top of Mirabelli, but the ball stayed in his glove and he recorded the crucial out.
While Mirabelli won't be available in any playing capacity for the next two or three days, he will step in as the bullpen coach.
www.angelfire.com /ma4/dmirabelli   (441 words)

 Fire Brand of the American League: Appreciate Doug Mirabelli! Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mirabelli has hit.259 with 31 HR and 101 RBI in 615 AB during his 3.5 seasons with the Red Sox.
Mirabelli is an important part of the Red Sox, and I am very happy he’s around for two more years.
The Red Sox acquired Mirabelli from the Texas Rangers for Justin Duscherer (who is now with the Athletics and just this year got a bullpen relief slot) the day Jason Varitek underwent surgery in 2001.
www.all-baseball.com /firebrand/archives/019433.html   (1256 words)

 Major League Baseball : News
Doug Mirabelli enjoyed the best season of his nine-year career in 2004, batting a career-high.281 in 59 games.
Mirabelli enjoyed the best season of his nine-year career in 2004, batting a career-high.281 in 59 games.
Mirabelli's ability to catch knuckleballs resulted in his being Tim Wakefield's personal catcher.
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 Doug Mirabelli traded to Boston (Rangerfans.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He was 7-9 with a 3.39 era in 24 starts at Trenton in 2000, tying for third in the Eastern League in shutouts and posting the league's ninth lowest earned run average.
Mirabelli was batting.102 (5-49) with 2 homers and 3 rbi in 23 games with the Rangers this season.
Mirabelli was acquired from San Francisco on March 27, 2001 and has a career major league average of.218 (89-308) in 163 games with the Giants (1996-2000) and Rangers.
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 Doug Mirabelli
Mirabelli once again settled into the role of Wakefield's personal caddy, posting career highs in most offensive categories in the process.
Mirabelli was an offensive star for the Sox, but that obscured two important facts.
Mirabelli will split the Giants’ catching job with Bobby Estalella--picked up from the Phillies for an old whirlpool and some sunflower seeds--and should play less than that projection indicates.
www.baseballprospectus.com /pecota/mirabdo01.php   (456 words)

 Mirabelli reacquired by Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox reacquired Doug Mirabelli from the San Diego Padres for fellow catcher Josh Bard, minor-league pitcher Cla Meredith and a player to be named or cash considerations.
Mirabelli, 35, is hitting just.182 (4-22) in 14 games this season, but is adept at catching knuckleballers like Boston's Tim Wakefield.
Mirabelli is a lifetime.240 hitter with 47 home runs, 165 runs batted in, 141 runs scored and only 21 fielding errors in 459 games over 11 MLB seasons for the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Padres.
www.cbc.ca /sports/story/2006/05/01/mirabelli060501.html   (1203 words)

   Doug Mirabelli - 2004 World Champions - RedSoxDiehard.com  
Mirabelli served as Tim Wakefield's personal catcher, adeptly handling all but 2 1/3 of the innings pitched by the knuckleballer in 2004.
Mirabelli went 5-for-16 during that span, including a three-run homer on the 24th that gave the Sox a 5-4 win which started a ten-game winning streak.
On September 25, he matched a career high with a double and four RBI as the Sox scored seven runs in the seventh to beat the Yankees 12-5.
www.redsoxdiehard.com /worldseries/players/mirabelli.html   (509 words)

 ABC News: Doug Mirabelli Is Traded Back to Red Sox
This is a 2006 photo of Doug Mirabelli of the San Diego Padres baseball team.
Mirabelli, who during his tenure in Boston was Tim Wakefield's personal catcher, was traded back to the Red Sox on Monday in exchange for replacement Josh Bard, who hasn't been able to handle the knuckleballer this year.
SAN DIEGO May 1, 2006 (AP)— Doug Mirabelli, who during his tenure in Boston was Tim Wakefield's personal catcher, was traded back to the Red Sox on Monday in exchange for the replacement who hasn't been able to handle the knuckleballer this year.
abcnews.go.com /Sports/wireStory?id=1910006   (302 words)

 Doug Mirabelli News
Doug Mirabelli news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
At the bottom of this Hartford Courant article about the Red Sox signing Julio Lugo is a report that Doug Mirabelli will come back for another year as the backup catcher in Boston.
Updated: 12:29 AM EST Mark Loretta would love to return to the Red Sox but the veteran second baseman is resigned to the fact he almost certainly will have to relocate for the third time in three seasons.
www.topix.net /baseball-players/doug-mirabelli   (764 words)

 Minor League Ball :: Loretta to Boston for Doug Mirabelli
Mirabelli could keep the seat warm for Kottaras, who's still at least a year away, and this frees up salary to address SD's other needs, which are plentiful.
Doug has been one of the best backup catchers in baseball, he deserved a shot at starting and this move with the possible Renteria for Marte deal would probably shift Pedroia back to SS.
Mirabelli IMO was underrated in his ability to handle Wakefield.
www.minorleagueball.com /story/2005/12/7/15549/4063   (2378 words)

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