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CARL EVERETT Played for the Marlins, Mets, Astros, (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

CARL EVERETT
Played for the Marlins, Mets, Astros, Red Sox, Rangers, White Sox, Expos and Mariners from 1993-2006
Played for the Ducks from 2007-08
The two-time All Star and former Mets outfielder played for eight teams during his 14-year career. Jurassic Carl's best season came with the Red Sox in 2000 when he racked up career highs in home runs (34) and (108) RBIs. He played for the Ducks in 2007 and '08, and hit 54 home runs in the two seasons.

Notable Ducks to play in the majors

A collection of 27 notable MLB players who made a stop with the Atlantic League's Ducks.
Compiled by Jon Krouner

ARMANDO BENITEZ Played for the Orioles, Mets, Yankees,
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ARMANDO BENITEZ
Played for the Orioles, Mets, Yankees, Mariners, Marlins, Giants and Blue Jays from 1994-2008
Signed with the Ducks in 2012
The two-time All Star is remembered by Yankees fans for two infamous pitches as an Orioles reliever. One was a home run hit by Derek Jeter and caught by Jeffrey Maier in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS. The other drilled Tino Martinez in the back. Mets fans will remember Benitez as the closer who replaced John Franco. While Benitez had a penchant for blown saves in his four-plus seasons with the Mets, he saved 160 games, including two straight seasons of 40-plus and helped lead the Mets to the 2000 World Series. Benitez saved 289 games in his career with a 3.13 ERA. He signed with the Ducks on May 24.

CARLOS BAERGA Played for the Indians, Mets, Diamondbacks,
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CARLOS BAERGA
Played for the Indians, Mets, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Padres and Nationals from 1990-2005
Played for the Ducks in 2001
The former Mets second baseman and three-time All Star played 14 seasons in the Majors, spending his prime with the Indians (1990-96). Baerga hit .291 in his career, including four straight seasons over .300, but hit just .267 during his three-year stint with the Mets. Baerga hit 9 home runs for the Ducks in 2001.

DANNY GRAVES Played for the Reds, Indians and
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DANNY GRAVES
Played for the Reds, Indians and Mets from 1994-2006
Played for the Ducks in 2007
During his nine-year stint with the Cincinnati Reds, the Saigon, Vietnam native saved 182 games, including three straight seasons of 30-plus saves ('00-'02). Graves also played for the Indians and Mets during his 12-year MLB career. He went 4-5 for the Ducks in 2007.

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JOSE OFFERMAN Played for the Dodgers, Royals,
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JOSE OFFERMAN
Played for the Dodgers, Royals, Red Sox, Twins, Mets, Phillies and Mariners from 1990-2005
Played for the Ducks in 2007
The two-time All-Star and former Met, Offerman played for seven teams, most notably the Dodgers, Red Sox and Royals, from 1990-2005. In his 14-year career, he compiled 172 stolen bases and a .273 batting average with 1,551 hits. He hit .335 for the Ducks in 2007, but will be remembered for the August 15 attack on Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans for which he was arrested on assault charges.

EDGARDO ALFONZO Played for the Mets, Giants, Angels
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EDGARDO ALFONZO
Played for the Mets, Giants, Angels and Blue Jays from 1995-2006
Played for the Ducks in 2008
The former Met hit .295 in eight seasons in Queens, including 146 HRs and 744 RBIs. In 2000, Fonzie made his only career All Star appearance and helped lead the Mets to the World Series where they lost to the Yankees. In a 2008 comeback attempt, Alfonzo played for the Ducks, hitting .329 in 231 at-bats.

JUAN GONZALEZ Played for the Rangers, Indians, Royals
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JUAN GONZALEZ
Played for the Rangers, Indians, Royals and Tigers from 1989-2005
Played for the Ducks in 2006
Juan Gone is the most accomplished former major leaguer to suit up for the Ducks. Gonzalez spent 12 years with the Texas Rangers, winning two AL MVP awards (1996 and '98) and appearing in two All-Star games. Gonzalez hit 40-plus home runs five times, including a career-high of 47 in his first MVP campaign. Gonzalez is one of many former players Jose Canseco has implicated in a steroid ring. Gonzalez hit six home runs playing for the Ducks in 2006.

CARL EVERETT Played for the Marlins, Mets, Astros,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

CARL EVERETT
Played for the Marlins, Mets, Astros, Red Sox, Rangers, White Sox, Expos and Mariners from 1993-2006
Played for the Ducks from 2007-08
The two-time All Star and former Mets outfielder played for eight teams during his 14-year career. Jurassic Carl's best season came with the Red Sox in 2000 when he racked up career highs in home runs (34) and (108) RBIs. He played for the Ducks in 2007 and '08, and hit 54 home runs in the two seasons.

BILL PULSIPHER Played for the Mets, Brewers, Cardinals,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

BILL PULSIPHER
Played for the Mets, Brewers, Cardinals, Red Sox and White Sox from 1995-2005
Played for the Ducks from 2004-07
The Mets drafted Pulsipher in 1991, along with Paul Wilson and Jason Isringhausen, as part of "Generation K." Injuries and severe depression derailed his promising career; Pulsipher made just 20 starts for the Mets, going 5-9 with a 4.43 ERA.

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RICHARD HIDALGO Played for the Astros, Mets and
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RICHARD HIDALGO
Played for the Astros, Mets and Rangers from 1997-2005
Played for the Ducks in 2008
A former Mets outfielder, Hidalgo spent the bulk of his career with the Astros where he played eight of his nine major league seasons (1997-2005). In 2000, he posted career-highs in home runs (44) and RBIs (122). He hit 21 homers and drove in 52 runs in 2004 for the Mets. He hit five home runs for the Ducks in 2008.

MARK WHITEN Played for the Blue Jays, Indians,
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MARK WHITEN
Played for the Blue Jays, Indians, Cardinals, Red Sox, Phillies, Braves, Mariners and Yankees from 1990-2000
Played for the Ducks in 2002 and 2003
Hard hittin' Mark Whiten was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1991 as a member of the Blue Jays. The former Yankee hit .259 with 105 home runs and 423 RBIs during his 11-year career, five of which came with the Indians. Whiten hit 9 home runs for the Ducks in parts of the 2002 and '03 seasons.

BUD HARRELSON Managed the Mets from 1990-91 The
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BUD HARRELSON
Managed the Mets from 1990-91
The 1969 Miracle Mets’ shortstop is the current owner, vice president and bench coach for the Ducks.

P.J. ROSE Played for the Reds in 1997
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P.J. ROSE
Played for the Reds in 1997
Played for the Ducks from 2005-2007
Charlie Hustle's son had four hits in 14 at-bats for the Reds in 1997. He lasted much longer in the minor leagues, playing 21 seasons, including part of three (2005-07) with the Ducks.

PEDRO BORBON Jr. Played for the Braves, Dodgers,
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PEDRO BORBON Jr.
Played for the Braves, Dodgers, Blue Jays, Astros and Cardinals from 1989-2003
Played for the Ducks in 2004 and 2005
Borbon, whose father pitched for Cincinnati's Big Red Machine, was also a relief pitcher in the majors from 1992-2003. He finished his major league career with a 16-16 record and 4.68 ERA.

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SIDNEY PONSON Played for the Orioles, Yankees, Royals,
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SIDNEY PONSON
Played for the Orioles, Yankees, Royals, Twins, Giants, Cardinals and Rangers from 1998-2009
Played for the Ducks in 2010
The former Yankee, Ponson also pitched eight years for the Orioles. He went 91-113 with a 5.03 ERA in a 12-year career that spanned from 1998-2009. Ponson pitched to a 4-5 record in 2010 with the Ducks.

GUSTAVO CHACIN Played for the Blue Jays and
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GUSTAVO CHACIN
Played for the Blue Jays and Astros from 2004-2010
Played for the Ducks in 2012
The bespectacled lefty (right) pitched parts of four seasons for the Blue Jays (2004-'07) and one for the Astros in 2010. He compiled a 27-17 record with a 4.23 ERA. Chacin is currently playing his first season for the Ducks.

DUANER SANCHEZ Played for the Diamondbacks, Pirates, Dodgers,
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DUANER SANCHEZ
Played for the Diamondbacks, Pirates, Dodgers, Mets and Padres from 2002-2009
Played for the Ducks in 2011
The right-handed reliever had his strongest season as a member of the 2006 Mets. Sanchez finished with a 2.60 ERA in 49 appearances before separating his shoulder in a car accident on July 30. The Mets opted to deal Sanchez at the trade deadline to the Pirates as part of the deal that brought in Oliver Perez and Roberto Hernandez. The Mets reacquired Sanchez in 2008 when he made 66 appearances with a 4.32 ERA. Sanchez made nine appearances for the Ducks in 2011.

KEN RAY Played for the Royals in 1999
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KEN RAY
Played for the Royals in 1999 and the Braves in 2006
Played for the Ducks in 2002 and 2009
Ray pitched during two major league seasons; in 1999 for the Royals, then in 2006 with the Braves. Similarly, Ray’s two Ducks stints came seven years apart, first in 2002, then in 2009.

KIP WELLS Played for White Sox, Pirates, Rangers,
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KIP WELLS
Played for White Sox, Pirates, Rangers, Cardinals, Rockies, Royals, Nationals and Reds from 1999-2009
Played for the Ducks in 2010
Wells pitched for eight different Major League teams during his 11-year career. A member of the Pirates in his prime, Wells posted a career record of 67-99. He pitched 27 innings for the Ducks in 2010.

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JOHN ROCKER Played for the Braves, Rays, Rangers
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JOHN ROCKER
Played for the Braves, Rays, Rangers and Indians from 1998-2003
Played for the Ducks in 2005
Rocker burst on to the scene as the Braves' closer in 1999, finishing with 38 saves and 104 strikeouts in 72.1 innings pitches. Rocker’s Braves made a trip to the World Series where they were swept by the Yankees. Rocker is best known by New Yorkers for his racist and homophobic comments about 7-train passengers, though. The lefty made 23 appearances for the Ducks in 2005 going 0-2 with a 6.50 ERA.

JAY GIBBONS<br Played for the Orioles and Dodgers
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JAY GIBBONS
Played for the Ducks in 2008
In eight years with the Orioles (2001-07), Gibbons totaled 121 home runs, 422 RBIs and a .260 average. He was named in the Mitchell Report in 2007, and signed with the Ducks for the subsequent season.

ALBERTO CASTILLO Played for the Mets, Royals, Blue
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ALBERTO CASTILLO
Played for the Mets, Royals, Blue Jays, Giants, Cardinals, A's, Yankees and Orioles from 1995-2007
Played for the Ducks in 2009
The defensive-minded catcher played four seasons for the Mets ('95-'98) in a backup role, hitting .198 in 182 at-bats. Castillo played just four games for the Ducks.

JOEY GATHRIGHT Played for the Royals, Rays, Red
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JOEY GATHRIGHT
Played for the Royals, Rays, Red Sox and Cubs from 2004-2011
Played for the Ducks in 2010
The speedy center fielder played seven seasons in MLB, hitting .263 and stealing 81 bases. He hit .269 in 160 at-bats for the Ducks.

NOOK LOGAN Played for the Tigers and Nationals
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NOOK LOGAN
Played for the Tigers and Nationals from 2004-2007
Played for the Ducks in 2008
In his four-year career, Logan hit .268 and stole 56 bases. He hit .308 for the Ducks.

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RYAN GARKO Played for the Indians, Giants and
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RYAN GARKO
Played for the Indians, Giants and Rangers from 2005-2010
Played for the Ducks in 2012
In five years with Indians (2005-09), the first baseman hit .283 with 53 home runs and 235 RBIs. Garko had 27 hits in 60 at-bats for the Ducks in 2012 before joining the Rays organization.

NELSON FIGUEROA Played for the Diamondbacks, Phillies, Brewers,
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NELSON FIGUEROA
Played for the Diamondbacks, Phillies, Brewers, Pirates, Mets and Astros from 2001-2011
Played for the Ducks in 2006
The Brooklyn native went 20-35 with a 4.55 ERA as both a reliever and starter in his nine-year Major League career. He went 0-1 in two starts for the Ducks in 2006. Figueroa signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on April 17.

PRESTON WILSON Played for the Mets, Marlins, Rockies,
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PRESTON WILSON
Played for the Mets, Marlins, Rockies, Nationals, Astros and Cardinals from 1998-2007
Played for the Ducks in 2009
After one season with the Mets in 1998, Wilson landed with the Marlins in '99 and went onto win the NL Rookie of the Year award, hitting 26 home runs with 71 RBIs. Wilson, who is the stepson of Mets great Mookie Wilson, made the All-Star team in 2003. As part of a career year, Wilson hit 36 home runs, drove in 141 RBIs, and stole 36 bases. He also won a World Series with 2006 Cardinals.

LEW FORD Played for the Twins from
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LEW FORD
Played for the Twins from 2004-2007
Played for the Ducks from 2009-2012
With the Twins, Ford hit .272 with 32 home runs and 172 RBIs. He's currently part of the Orioles organization.

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