Arnie Muñoz

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Arnie Muñoz
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Muñoz with the Washington Nationals in 2007
Relief pitcher
Born: (1982-06-21) June 21, 1982 (age 32)
Mao, Dominican Republic
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 19, 2004 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2007 for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
Win-Loss 0-1
Earned run average 9.15
Strikeouts 14
Teams

Arnaldo Rafel "Arnie" Muñoz (born June 21, 1982 in Mao, Dominican Republic) is a former professional baseball pitcher. Muñoz bats and throws left-handed.

Career[edit]

Muñoz made his major league debut in 2004 for the Chicago White Sox in a start against the Montreal Expos.[1] It was a disaster, as Muñoz allowed eleven runs in three innings (including nine in the second inning alone) tying for third all-time for most runs allowed in a major league debut. (Bill James' "Game Score" statistic, which measures pitcher starts — 50 is average, 90 is exceptional, below 20 is poor — scores Munoz' start at minus-7, the worst for a debut start since at least 1918.) [1] Amazingly, Muñoz almost did not emerge as the losing pitcher, as the Sox mounted an incredible comeback, finally falling 17-14. Muñoz went back to the minors, then returned in September, pitching fairly well in relief.

2007[edit]

Muñoz's contract was purchased by the Washington Nationals in September 2007. Muñoz became the Nationals' left-handed specialist after the team traded Ray King to the Milwaukee Brewers.[2]

2008 to present[edit]

Before the start of the season, it was not certain whom the Nationals would use as their left-handed specialist. Although neither was on the 40-man roster, both Muñoz[3] and Ray King[4] were invited to spring training. However, Muñoz was assigned to the Double-A Harrisburg Senators of the Eastern League at the end of the preseason. He became a free agent at the end of the season; he did not play in 2009.

In 2010, Muñoz pitched for Petroleros de Minatitlan of the Mexican League, compiling a 1-2 record and a 2.77 ERA, in what was his last year as a professional ballplayer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moussette, Pierre (2004-06-19). "Muñoz to debut against Expos". Retrieved 2007-09-04. 
  2. ^ Ladson, Bill (2007-09-04). "Nationals trade King to Brewers". Retrieved 2007-09-04. 
  3. ^ Svrluga, Barry (2007-11-27). "Calm before the storm? (With some minor news)". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Nats Agree to Terms With King, Orr for Spring Training". The Washington Post. 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 

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