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Jason Bartlett (Jason Alan Bartlett) was born on October 30, 1979 in Mountain View, California. He made his Major League debut on August 3, 2004 for the Minnesota Twins. In 2005, his rookie year, he hit .241 with 3 home runs and 16 RBI. Bartlett played for the Minnesota Twins for his entire 3 year career.
Bartlett recorded his first five-hit game in the Twins' 11-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on August 6, 2006.
Bartlett is one of four Twins players known for speed and small ball, nicknamed "The Piranhas" by Chicago White Sox manager, Ozzie Guillen. The Twins have embraced the term. The other Piranhas are Jason Tyner, Luis Castillo, and Nick Punto.
- Selected by San Diego Padres in the 13th round of the free-agent draft (June 5, 2001 - signed June 14, 2001).
- Traded by San Diego Padres to Minnesota Twins in exchange for Brian Buchanan (July 12, 2002).
- Traded by Minnesota Twins along with Matt Garza and Eduardo Morlan to the Tampa Bay Rays for Delmon Young, Jason Pridie, and Brendan Harris.
- Bartlett was one of four Twins players known for speed and small ball, nicknamed "The Piranhas" by Chicago White Sox manager, Ozzie Guillen. The Twins have embraced the term. The other Piranhas are Jason Tyner, Luis Castillo, and Nick Punto.