Meet the newest Oriole: Garrett Atkins

Garrett Atkins has officially joined the list of new Orioles who will head to the O's new spring training home in Sarasota this spring. Here's your chance to get to know Atkins a little better off the field before you get to know him on the diamond in the near future as well. Full Name: Garrett Bernard Atkins Born: December 12, 1979 - I'll save you the math: that makes him 30 years old. From: Orange, California High School: Graduated from University High School in Irvine, Calif. in 1997 Garrett-Atkins_Rockies-2.jpg College: UCLA Resides: Denver, Colorado Atkins is...Unmarried Atkins was...One of 30 players invited to try out for the 2003 US Olympic Qualifying team Hobbies: Golf Height: 6'3" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted By: -The New York Mets in the 10th round of the 1997 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign. -The Colorado Rockies in the 5th round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft, and signed on June 22. Major League Debut: August 3, 2003 Career Stats: Courtesy of Stats Inc. Get to know Garrett Atkins: For a wealth of info, stats, accomplishments, articles, photos, and more on Atkins, check out his website, which will have to undergo a redesign to swap that purple out for a nice bright Oriole orange...

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