A catcher with a very brief but notable Brewer career turns 29 today.
On this day in 1984 Carlos Corporan was born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. The Brewers drafted him in the 12th round of the 2003 draft and he had already played over 400 games in the minors over six+ professional seasons when an injury forced the Brewers to call him up as an emergency catcher in 2009.
After sitting on the bench behind Jason Kendall for over a week, Corporan finally got a chance to make his major league debut on May 6, 2009. He entered the game as a defensive replacement in a blowout win over the Reds and singled against Cincinnati shortstop Paul Janish in the ninth inning.
A few days later Corporan was returned to the minors, so that single plate appearance represents his full Brewer career. He's the only position player in Brewer franchise history to get a hit in his only trip to the plate.
Corporan has since returned to the majors and collected 50 more hits as a member of the 2011 and 2012 Astros. He' still under team control with Houston for 2013.
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- 2011-12 Brewer Francisco Rodriguez, who turns 31.
- 2006-07 Brewer Kevin Mench, who turns 35.
- 2008 Brewer Eric Gagne, who turns 37.
- 1999 Brewer manager Jim Lefebvre, who turns 71. We covered his birthday in this space last year.
- 1971 Brewer Jim Hannan, who turns 73.
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