El Pulpo or The Octopus Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 250 lb.
Born: April 16, 1972 in La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
High School: La Romana (La Romana, DO) by the Signed Montreal Expos as an amateur free agent in 1989.
( All Transactions) Debut: June 17, 1997 (Age 25.062)
vs. DET 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER, W Exceeded rookie limits during 1998 season Rookie Status: [*]
Teams (by GP): Marlins/Cubs/Braves/Phillies/Rangers 1997-2007 Agents: Juan Iglesias [*] Final Game: September 23, 2007 (Age 35.160)
vs. WSN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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