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Keith Michael Ginter (born May 5, 1976 in Norwalk, California) is an American major league baseball infielder who currently plays in the Boston Red Sox organization. Ginter is a graduate of Fullerton High School in Fulleron, California. He has one daughter, Maya, with his wife Annette.


Ginter attended Texas Tech University where he was a two-time collegiate All-American and help the team in NCAA Regional action during the two years he was there.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Ginter was drafted by the Houston Astros in 10th Round of 1998 amateur entry draft and began his professional career playing for the Auburn Doubledays of the New York - Penn League and made his first major league appearance playing for the Astros on September 20, 2000.

In September 2002, Ginter was traded along with Wayne Franklin to Milwaukee Brewers for Mark Loretta and cash. Ginter played for the Brewers until December 2004 when he was traded to the Oakland Athletics for Nelson Cruz and Justin Lehr.[2] During the 2004 season, Ginter had been named National League Player of the Week.[3]

Ginter split the 2005 seasons between Oakland and the teams triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats, and spent the entire {by|2006} season at triple-A.

On January 2, 2007 he was signed by Cleveland Indians to minor league contract and invited to spring training, but spent the entire 2007 season playing for the Buffalo Bisons.

On December 13, 2007 he was signed by Boston Red Sox to minor league contract, and attended the teams spring training session but was assigned to the teams minor league camp on March 19, 2008.[4]

Spring training incidentEdit

In Spring Training of 2000, Ginter and five teammates from the Houston Astros organization were in a players hotel room with a female guest when two gunmen burst in, tied them up and robbed them. The gunmen then went to the next room where Aaron Miles, who is now with the St. Louis Cardinals, wrestled one of the them to the ground while the other one fled. The other players involved were Morgan Ensberg, Derrek Nicholson, Mike Rose, and Eric Cole.[5][6]


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