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Alexander Madrid

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Alex Madrid was drafted four different times. He was first drafted in the second round of the 1982 January draft by the Chicago Cubs. He was then drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the secondary phase of the June 1982 draft. In the secondary phase of the January 1983 draft, he was taken by the Texas Rangers. He finally signed after being drafted by the Brewers in the secondary phase of the June 1983 draft.

Madrid began his professional career with the Beloit Brewers in 1984, going 6-7 with a 4.19 ERA in 22 games started. He played for the Stockton Ports in 1985, and in 1986 he went 12-9 with a 6.03 ERA for the El Paso Diablos. With the Denver Zephyrs in 1987, Madrid went 5-7 with a 5.35 ERA.

Despite doing poorly in the minor leagues in 1987, Madrid still earned a call-up to the Major Leagues, and on July 20, 1987 he made his big league debut. In his first game, while facing the Seattle Mariners, he pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs. Still, the Brewers won the game, 13-11. He pitched two more games in 1987, going 0-0 with a 15.19 ERA in 5 1/3 innings overall. He allowed 11 hits, 9 earned runs and 1 walk.

Madrid began the 1988 season with Denver, going 5-2 with a 4.06 ERA for them. On August 24th, he was traded to the Phillies for Mike Young, and then pitched two games for the Maine Phillies, going 0-0 with a 2.32 ERA. Overall, he went 5-2 with a 3.86 ERA in the minor leagues. He also pitched a few games for the big league Phillies that season, going 1-1 with a 2.76 ERA. He even threw a complete game, although it was a rain-shortened affair.

He pitched in both the big leagues and minor leagues in 1989. In the minors, he went 3-6 with a 4.84 ERA for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. He went 1-2 with a 5.47 ERA in the majors that year. On May 30th, he appeared in his final major league game.

Although he would not appear in the majors after 1989, Madrid did pitch in the minors until 1990, splitting time between the Clearwater Phillies and the Red Barons. For the Clearwater Phillies, he went 1-1 with an 0.95 ERA. With the Red Barons, he went 3-8 with a 4.65 ERA. In total, he went 4-9 with a 4.02 ERA that season.

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