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Michael Lorenzen is an American professional baseball pitcher and outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Cincinnati Reds.

After working heavily as an outfielder in the 2018–2019 offseason, Lorenzen emphasized his goal to become a two-way player and expressed his desire for more plate appearances.

Michael Lorenzen
Michael Lorenzen

He became only the second player in MLB history to hit a home run, pitch a complete game, and play in the field all at the same time on September 4, 2019, in an 8–5 victory over his former team, the Philadelphia Phillies.

On June 13, 1921, Babe Ruth became the second player to accomplish the feat. Lorenzen appeared in 18 games for the Reds in 2020, going 3-1 with a 4.28 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 33+2/3 innings.

As of April 14, 2021, Lorenzen had been placed on the 60-day injured list with a shoulder injury. Lorenzen was taken off the injury list on Saturday, July 17th.

Where Is Michael Lorenzen From?

Baseball pitcher Michael Lorenzen hails from Anaheim, California, in the United States. Anaheim s a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

At 346,824 people as of the 2020 US Census, it was the most populated town of Orange County, California, and the 56th-largest city in America, making it the 10th-largest city in the state.

As the second-largest city in Orange County, Anaheim is most known for being the home of the Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Convention Center, and two major sports franchises: the Anaheim Ducks ice hockey team and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball franchise.