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Juan Carlos Muñiz Armenteros

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 175 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Juan Muñiz has played in Cuba, the USA, Brazil and Japan.

Muñiz played five years in the Cuban Serie Nacional; an outfielder, he hit .233/.331/.307 and fielded .988. He played for the Industriales, Cuba's top team. He then defected to Brazil. Signing with the Florida Marlins, he spent two years in their farm system. He hit .280/.336/.438 for the 2005 Carolina Mudcats, solid numbers, but he was already 29 years old. In 2006, he split time between Carolina (.248/.317/.461 in 66 G) and the Jupiter Hammerheads (.239/.323/.372 in 35 G). He then played in Brazil for two years.

Muñiz signed with Japan's Chiba Lotte Marines. He spent most of his time in Japan in the minors but made it briefly to Nippon Pro Baseball, going 3 for 22 with a double in 2010. His first NPB hit came off Yoshinori Sato. He then went back to Brazil once more. He joined the Brazilian national team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.

[edit] Sources

  • 2005 Guia Official de Beisbol
  • Japanbaseballdaily by Gary Garland
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