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José Miguel Fernández Diaz

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 185 lb.

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José Miguel Fernández has been an infielder for the Rojos de Matanzas and for the Cuban national team.

Fernández debuted in the Cuban Serie Nacional in 2007-2008, hitting .291/.343/.350 and fielding .973. In 2008-2009, he batted .319/.372/.379 and fielded .984 at 2B for Matanzas. He grounded into a league-worst 21 double plays but tied for the league lead with 85 double plays turned. In 2009-2010, José continued to improve, with a batting line of .346/.391/.469, while fielding .980. He was among the league leaders in at-bats (382, 1st), hits (132, 2nd, 2 behind Yunier Mendoza), assists (308, 8th) and double plays (104, 3rd).

Fernández faded to .279/.340/.370 offensively and .973 defensively in 2010-2011. In 2011-2012, he rebounded to .317/.444/.453 while fielding .971. He was named the league's All-Star utility man. He played for Cuba in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

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