Andrew Velazquez was born on July 14, 1994, he is an American professional baseball infielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He previously played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, and New York Yankees. Velazquez made his MLB debut in 2018.
The Arizona Diamondbacks selected him in the seventh round, with the 243rd overall selection, of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the Diamondbacks, receiving a $200,000 signing bonus, bypassing his commitment to Virginia Tech.
That year, he made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Arizona League Diamondbacks of the Arizona League and the Missoula Osprey of the Pioneer League.
On December 16, 2020, Velazquez signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees organization. On July 16, 2021, Velazquez was released by the Yankees organization, but re-signed with the team the next day on a new minor league deal. On August 9, the Yankees promoted Velazquez to the major leagues. On August 10, 2021, Velazquez scored his first Yankees run on a wild pitch.
On November 5, 2021, Velazquez was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels. He opened the 2022 season with the Salt Lake Bees of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League and was promoted to the major leagues on April 12 to be the starting shortstop as David Fletcher was injured.
Velazquez’s father, Kenneth, worked in the New York City Police Department as a detective and undercover narcotics officer for 20 years. Unfortunately, there is no information about his mother, Margaret.