Fiorentino with the Baltimore Orioles
Born: April 14, 1983|
Pembroke Pines, Florida
|May 12, 2005, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 4, 2009, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Runs batted in||21|
Jeffrey Philip Fiorentino (born April 14, 1983 in Pembroke Pines, Florida) is an American former professional baseball outfielder who most recently played with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He attended Nova High School and Florida Atlantic University, where he played baseball for the Owls under head coach Kevin Cooney. Fiorentino retired on June 17, 2013. His nickname is Screech due to his resemblance to the Dustin Diamond character from the television situation comedy Saved by the Bell.
During the 2005 season, he played several games for the Baltimore Orioles after being called up from the Single-A Frederick Keys. He was then sent back down after nearly two weeks of action at the major league level. In 2006 and 2007, he played for the Double-A Bowie Baysox.
The Orioles designated Fiorentino for assignment on January 2, 2008, and on January 4 he was claimed by the Cincinnati Reds. On January 25, he was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics. After being designated for assignment on May 30, he was claimed off waivers by his original team, the Orioles, on June 5.
On January 31, 2010, Fiorentino signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles.