A 36-year-old infielder who hasn’t played in the major leagues in nearly 13 years has a new home.
Sean Kazmar Jr., who most recently played in the majors on Sept. 23, 2008, with the San Diego Padres, was placed on the Atlanta Braves’ active roster on Saturday before the game against the Chicago Cubs, the Braves announced.
If Kazmar were to play Saturday, it would mark a span of 12 years and 206 days since his last MLB game.
Kazmar played in 19 games for the Padres in 2008, batting .205 with eight hits and two RBIs in 39 at-bats. Since then he has played in Triple-A for the Seattle Mariners, New York Mets and Braves. He had been with the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett, Ga., since 2013.