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Yamil Antonio Benítez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.

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Yamil Benitez made a great first impression with the Kansas City Royals. In his first nine games with the team in 1997, he posted a .379 batting average with two homers, including a three-run shot in his first at-bat with the team. He had had a similar good start to his career with the Montreal Expos in 1995, hitting .385 with 2 doubles, a triple and 2 homers in a 14-game September call-up.

After his one season with the Royals, benitez was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1998 expansion draft. He was a member of the D-Backs in their inaugural season in 1998, hitting .199 in 91 games.

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