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Marcus Jensen
Career Paths
Marcus' Memoirs



San Francisco Giants 1996-97:  In 1990 the Giants made Jensen the 33rd pick in the amateur draft.  After working his way through the Giants' minor league system, he received a September call up in 1996. He appeared in nine games, hitting .211 in 19 at-bats.

Jensen headed north with the Giants following Spring Training in 1997. After hitting only .149 in 30 games, he was traded to Detroit on July 16th.



Detroit Tigers 1997: After shuffling back-and-forth between the Tigers and Triple A Toledo, Jensen was released in March of 1998 after playing in just 8 games and hitting .182 in 11 at-bats as a Tiger.



Milwaukee Brewers 1998:  After spending the season in Triple A, the Brewers called up Jensen in September. His first tour in Milwaukee consisted of two games and two hitless at-bats.



St. Louis Cardinals 1999:  The Cardinals signed Jensen in January 1999 and called him up on September 1st. He saw his most big league playing time since 1997, hitting .235 in 16 games.



Minnesota Twins 2000:  Jensen had a career high 52 game stint with the Twins in 2000.  He hit .209 with 3 HR in 139 AB before being optioned to Triple A Salt Lake in July.



US Olympic Team 2000:  In Sydney, Jensen shared the catching duties with former Blue Jay Pat Borders. The United States defeated Cuba for the gold medal.
It was a thrilling experience, "Winning the Olympics a couple of years ago," he said. "That's the highlight of my career - the top of what I've done so far."



LA Dodgers Spring 2001:  Jensen went to Spring Training with the Dodgers, but was unable to earn a spot on the big league roster.



Boston Red Sox 2001:  Jensen appeared in only one game with Boston, going 1 for 4 and throwing out a base runner.  He was waived when the Red Sox acquired Doug Mirabelli from Texas on June 14th.




Texas Rangers 2001:  On June 15th Texas claimed Jensen to replace Mirabelli, who had been filling in for Bill Hasselman. After a week of serving as Ivan Rodriguez's backup, Jensen was demoted to Triple A Oklahoma when Hasselman was activated from the DL.  He finished the season with Texas hitting .160 in 11 games.



OK City Redhawks 2001:   In between short stints with the Rangers, Jensen played well at Triple A Oklahoma, hitting .298 with 8 HR and 25 RBI in 53 games.



Milwaukee Brewers 2002:  Jensen began the year at Triple A Indianapolis and was called up to Milwaukee on May 19th when starting catcher, Raul Cassanova, was placed on the DL. Like most of his call ups it didn't last long, he played in just 16 games, and struggled with the bat, hitting only .114, before being waived on June 24th.  He reported back to Idianapolis on June 27th.



Indianapolis Indians 2002:  Jensen finished the year at Indianapolis, playing solidly.  He opted for free agency following the season.



Philadelphia Phillies Spring 2003:  Jensen signed a minor league the Phillies on January 17th.  He began Spring Training in Clearwater with the Phillies, but was dealt to the Yankees organization on March 27th.



Columbus Clippers 2003:  Jensen reported to Triple A Columbus after joining the Yankee organization in late March.  He spent the season backing up Michel Hernandez.  He played in just 66 games, hitting .224 with a .348 OBP.



Cancun Langosteros 2004:  Jensen signed with the Mexican League team in April, and was immediately thrust into action. His stint lasted just 16 games, however.  In 47 at bats, he collected 9 hits and drew 8 walks.



Mesa Miners 2005:  Jensen signed with the Golden Baseball League team on May 23.  In addition to his catching duties, the 32-year-old is trying his hand at first base.


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