March 26, 1971 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|Batted: Both||Threw: Right|
|May 23, 1994 for the Florida Marlins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 15, 1998 for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Runs batted in||33|
Jesús Rafael Tavárez Alcántaras (born March 26, 1971 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former professional baseball outfielder. He played five seasons in Major League Baseball, playing mainly in center field for three different teams from 1994-1998 seasons. He also played two seasons for the Haitai Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization. Listed at 6' 0", 170 lb., he was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed.
Tavárez entered the majors in 1994 with the Florida Marlins, playing for them three years before joining the Boston Red Sox (1997) and Baltimore Orioles (1998). His most productive season came in 1995 with the Marlins, when he posted career-numbers in batting average (.289), home runs (2), runs (31), RBI (13) and stolen bases (7). The next season he appeared in a career-high 98 games, while hitting just .219.
In a five-season career, Tavárez was a .239 hitter (101-for-228) with three home runs and 33 RBI in 228 games, including 12 doubles, three triples and 13 stolen bases. He also played in the Seattle, Florida, Boston, Baltimore and San Francisco minor league systems from 1990–99, hitting .274 with 22 home runs and 259 RBI in 741 games.
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