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Ryan Doumit

Pittsburgh Pirates — No. 41
Catcher
Born: April 3, 1981 (1981-04-03) (age 28)
Moses Lake, Washington
Bats: Switch Throws: Right 
MLB debut
June 5, 2005 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Batting average     .273
Home runs     46
Runs batted in     191
Teams

Ryan Matthew Doumit (born April 3, 1981, in Moses Lake, Washington) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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High school

He attended the Moses Lake High School.

Professional career

Doumit was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2nd round as the 59th overall selection in the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

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2005

After six seasons in the minor leagues, Doumit made his major league debut on June 5, 2005, against the Atlanta Braves. During his rookie season, Doumit played primarily as a backup catcher but also served as the Pirates' designated hitter in interleague games.[2]

2006-07

Over the next two seasons, Doumit suffered a variety of injuries, limiting him to 144 games. When healthy, he saw action as a catcher, first baseman, and right fielder.[3]

2008

In 2008, Doumit played exclusively as the Pirates' starting catcher. He was once again plagued by injury and missed three weeks with a broken thumb. He returned to the lineup and consistently kept his batting average above .330 throughout the rest of the summer. Doumit shared the National League's Player of the Week award for the week ending June 16, 2008, hitting .400 and 4 home runs during the week. [4] On September 26th, Doumit attempted to throw out Willie Harris trying to steal 2nd base, but instead plunked Pirates pitcher John Grabow; see [1]

On December 22, Doumit agreed to a three-year contract with the Pirates to avoid arbitration.[5]

2009

Doumit began the 2009 year strongly, starting 11 of the first 12 games and hitting .244 with 2 home runs; however, he sustained a wrist injury in a game against the Atlanta Braves, later diagnosed as a fracture in the scaphoid bone. Doumit will have surgery to repair the bone, and will miss roughly eight to ten weeks.[6] He finished a mediocre 2009 with 16 doubles, no triples, 10 home runs, 38 runs batted in, 4 stolen bases, to go along with a .250 average, .299 on base percentage, a .414 slugging percentage, in just 280 at bats.

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