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Minor leaguer recovering after scary head-first crash into wall

Darren Ford, a minor-league outfielder for the Fresno Grizzlies, suffered a possible concussion and other injuries Thursday night when he crashed headfirst into the left-field wall while trying to make a catch.The 28-year-old Ford was injured during the eighth inning of the Grizzlies' 11-4 win over the Salt Lake Bees in the triple-A Pacific Coast League. The Grizzlies are the...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Minor Leaguer Dives Headfirst Into Wall, Leaves Field In Ambulance (Video)

It was a scary scene in Salt Lake City Thursday night when San Francisco Giants minor leaguer Darren Ford took a headfirst dive into a concrete wall while laying out for a foul ball. Ford, who plays for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, was running full speed when he dove down the left field line and violently collided with the wall. Ford’s teammates immediately rushed to his side...
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Ford Likely Done

In Winter League action yesterday, Darren Ford likely played his last game of the off-season. If he did, he went out in a big way. Ford hit a fourth inning grand slam during Leones del Caracas 7-5 win. According to El Universal(link is in Spanish), the original plan for Ford was to take two weeks off, then return to the team in mid-December. He states in the article that he wants...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: 11/19 Roster Updates

In a second consecutive light day of Winter League action for Pittsburgh Pirates players, Darren Ford went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, an RBI and his first triple. He also picked up an outfield assist. The center fielder has a .283/.355/.362 line in 127 AB’s. During the regular season, he played just 70 games for Tacoma of the PCL, missing the first two months of the season...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

News and notes: McCutchen, Ford, Goedert, Livesey

Just a couple of small things over the last few days… Andrew McCutchen won a Silver Slugger award (which goes to the best hitter at each position, or the three best for outfielders) tonight. Jay Bruce and Ryan Braun joined him in the NL outfield. Cutch is the first Pirate to win a Silver Slugger since Jack Wilson did so in 2004. (Amazingly, Jack Flash has a Silver Slugger to his...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Darren Ford

DARREN FORD CENTER FIELDER Born: October 1, 1985 Height: 5’9″ Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 18th Round, 526th Overall, 2004 (Brewers) How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent High School: Vineland (NJ) HS Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Ford was a high school track star with blazing speed, but he never managed to develop enough as a...
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November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Darren Ford to Minor League Deal

According to John Perrotto, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Darren Ford to a minor league deal. Ford has just 16 plate appearances in the majors, with four hits and no extra base hits. The 27-year-old hit for a .273/.326/.385 line in 304 at-bats last year in Triple-A. He had 26 steals in 40 attempts while in Triple-A last year.
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Darren Ford signs with Mariners

Pinch-runner Darren Ford scores the go-ahead run from second base on a wild pitch and throwing error in the 8th inning of the Giants' game against the Rockies on Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Speedy outfielder Darren Ford, who was released by the Giants on Nov. 18, has been signed by the Seattle Mariners. According to the Seattle Times, Ford, who batted .286 with 7...
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December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Giants’ 40-Man Roster Moves, Darren Ford and Waldis Joaquin Designated for Assignment

Well, the Giants have finally made their fourty-man roster moves: Darren Ford has been designated for assignment, as has Waldis Joaquin. The Giants have purchased the contracts of Tyler Graham, Charlie Culberson, Hector Correa, Dan Otero, and Roger Kieschnick. More to come…
Via SF Giants Nirvana
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Giants protect six players from Rule 5 draft, say goodbye to Ford and Joaquin

The San Francisco Giants protected six minor league players from the Rule 5 draft tonight by adding Charlie Culberson, Roger Kieschnick, Hector Correa, Dan Otero and Angel Villalona to the team’s 40-man roster. To make room for these players, the club designated Darren Ford and Waldis Joaquin for assignment. Culberson, 22, batted .259/.293/.382 with 34 doubles, 10 HR and 56 RBI...
Via 22gigantes
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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