Mario Lisson Ortega (born May 31, 1984 in Caracas, Miranda State, Venezuela) is a professional baseball shortstop who is with the Washington Nationals organization. Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Kansas City Royals on April 1, 2002. He has played for the Class AAA Omaha Royals, and most recently the Class AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals. He also has played in the Venezuelan Winter League with the team Leones del Caracas. Lisson was traded in 2010 to the team Navegantes del Magallanes and he has been a very important piece in the last years for this organization, in fact he has reached the first places in a few of offensive stats.
On January 25, 2010, Lisson was designated for assignment by the Royals to make room on the roster for Rick Ankiel.
On January 07, 2014, Lisson playing for the Navegantes del Magallanes tied a mark in the Venezuelan Winter League with 3 home runs in a postseason game. He spent the 2014 MILB season with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the San Francisco Giants' AA affiliate. He was the team's regular third baseman. He batted .266 with 18 home runs and 76 runs batted in. He signed with the Washington Nationals on a minor league contract in December 2014.
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