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Clint Sammons

Sammons playing for the Richmond Braves, Triple-A affiliates of the Atlanta Braves in 2008
Atlanta Braves — No. 5
Catcher
Born: May 15, 1983 (1983-05-15) (age 26)
Decatur, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
September 12, 2007 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Batting average     .177
Home runs     1
Runs batted in     4
Teams

Clint Joseph Sammons (born May 15, 1983 in Decatur, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Atlanta Braves.

Sammons was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 43rd round (1295th overall) in the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. He did not sign with them however, and instead attended the University of Georgia, where he was starting catcher in baseball. In 2004, the Braves selected him as the 191st overall pick in the 6th round in the June draft and eventually signed with the Braves.

Sammons began his professional career with the Braves Rookie team, the Danville Braves. He played for the Single-A Rome Braves in 2005 and was selected to the South Atlantic League midseason All-Star team. The Braves organization named Sammons as the Rome Braves Player of the Year. In 121 games with the Rome Braves, he batted .286 with 4 home runs. In 2006, he spent the entire season with the Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

In 2007, he began the season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans again. After 23 games with the Pelicans, he was promoted to the Double-A Mississippi Braves. He went on the finish the minor league season at Mississippi. On September 11, 2007, the Braves added him to the major league roster as the fourth catcher when they purchased his contract. The next day, he made his major league debut as a defensive replacement. He got his first two Major League hits on September 30, the last day of the season, which included a double. He hit his first Major League home run on July 31, 2008. He currently plays on the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.

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