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Christian Michael Prieto (born August 24, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball player who played one season for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2005. Prieto attended Carmel High School, and the University of Nevada.
He was signed June 8, 1993 by San Diego Padres scout Don Lyle after being selected by the Padres in the 24th round of 1993 draft. Prieto was granted free agency, October 15, 1999, and subsequently signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, January 20, 2000. After being signed by the Dodgers, he was loaned to the Mexico City Red Devils from July 18 — September 6, 2000. The Dodgers allowed him to go to free agency on October 15, 2001. Prieto was then signed by the Houston Astros on December 17, 2001, then released on April 29, 2002. The Oaxaca Guerreros signed him on May 2002, then he played for the independent Chico Outlaws starting in August 2002. The Oakland Athletics signed him on November 8, 2002, then was granted free agency, October 15, 2003. Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals January 7, 2004, then granted free agency, October 15, 2004. Finally, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed him as a free agent on December 14, 2004, and then released him on October 15, 2005.
Preito made two appearances with the Angels during the 2005 season. Manager Mike Scioscia noted at the time that Preito would likely be used as a defensive replacement, or possibly as a situational hitter due to his bunting abilities. His first roster appearance was made on May 14, 2005 at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers. His final MLB roster appearance was made on May 16, 2005 at Jacobs Field against the Cleveland Indians. He did not bat or field during either appearance.