Friday, February 14, 2014

Trent Oeltjen - 2013-14 Sydney Blue Sox

Former Australian MLB player Oeltjen made a a cameo appearance for the Blue Sox during the 2013-14 ABL season, playing 13 games following his release by the Anaheim Angels. This was actually his second appearance in the ABL, having played 2 games for Sydney in the inaugural 2010-11 ABL season.

Oeltjen played 99 games of MLB baseball between 2009 and 2011 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers and has 13 years of experience playing in the minors. In 2013 he played for the Salt Lake Bees, the Anaheim Angels' Triple A affiliate before being released.

His two cameos in the ABL couldn't have been more different. In 2010-11 he failed to get a hit in either of his two games. In 2013-14 he batted .465 in his 13 game stint.

2013-14 Sydney Blue Sox Trent Oeltjen card front - © 2014 Adam East


  1. Great card Adam! You captured a shot of Oeltjen at a relaxed moment and his million dollar smile is on full display.

  2. Thanks. Have to comment that he was always smiling during the game - he was obviously having a good day and enjoying his baseball.