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Batting average  .225
Role  Baseball player
Name  Hank Conger
Salary  517,500 USD (2014)
Runs batted in  104
Nationality  American
Home runs  28
Height  1.85 m

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Parents  Yun Conger, Eun Joo Conger
Similar People  Mike Scioscia, Jason Castro, Chris Carter, Evan Gattis, Mark Trumbo
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Current team  Tampa Bay Rays (Catcher)

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Hyun Choi "Hank" Conger (born January 29, 1988) is an American professional baseball catcher who is currently a free agent. He previously played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Houston Astros. He is of Korean descent.

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Early life

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Conger was born in Federal Way, Washington, but was raised in Huntington Beach, California. Conger's mother, Eun, immigrated from South Korea in 1986 and his father, Yun, was adopted from Korea by a United States Navy sergeant and raised in the United States.

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Conger originally played basketball due to his size, but began playing baseball at the age of eight and turned his focus there instead. Conger graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 2006, where he was a second team All-American and Gatorade Player of the Year. Conger had planned to attend the University of Southern California if he had not been drafted in the first round.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected Conger in the first round, with the 25th overall selection, of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft. He was selected to represent the United States in the 2010 All-Star Futures Game. He hit a three-run home run, earning him MVP honors.

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He was promoted to the major leagues as part of September call-ups on September 7, 2010. He made his major league debut on September 11, 2010, as a pinch hitter for Hideki Matsui. His first hit in the major leagues came off of Cleveland Indians pitcher Jeanmar Gómez on September 15, 2010. His first home run came off of Jeff Niemann on April 5, 2011.

On July 19, 2011, Conger was optioned to the Salt Lake Bees of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) to make room on the Angels' active roster for Tyler Chatwood. At the time, Conger was hitting .194 and opponents had been successful at stealing bases 48 out of 56 attempts against him. On August 18, 2011, the Angels recalled Conger.

Houston Astros

On November 5, 2014, the Angels traded Conger to the Houston Astros in exchange for Nick Tropeano and Carlos Perez. Despite hitting 11 homers in a part time role for the Astros, Conger did not control the running game. Opposing base runners stole 42 out of 43 times off of Conger, the worst in MLB.

Tampa Bay Rays

On December 2, 2015, the Tampa Bay Rays acquired Conger for cash considerations. Conger opened the 2016 season in a platoon with Curt Casali. Conger hit .194 before being optioned to the Durham Bulls on July 11, 2016.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Conger signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in February 2017. He played in 58 games for the Reno Aces of the PCL, and batted .238. The Diamondbacks released Conger in July 2017.

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