Otoniel (Franceschi) Velez
Otto the Swatto Positions: Outfielder, Designated Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: November 29, 1950 in Ponce, Puerto Rico
by the Signed New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1969.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 4, 1973 (Age 22)
vs. DET 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Yankees/Indians 1973-1983 Agents: Jerry Kapstein, previously: Norm Kaplan,Dave Pinter [*] Final Game: August 7, 1983 (Age 32)
vs. TEX 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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