Osiris Matos

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Osiris Matos
Vaqueros Laguna
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-11-06) November 6, 1984 (age 29)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 3, 2008 for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
May 11, 2009 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Win–Loss 1–2
Earned run average 5.74
Strikeouts 21
Teams

Osiris G. Matos Jimenez (born November 6, 1984 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a right-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Vaqueros Laguna of the Mexican League.

Minor League Career[edit]

Originally signed by the Giants in 2002, he started his professional career off in 2003, with the AZL Giants - he went 2-2 with a 4.67 ERA in nine games, six of which he started.

2004 was an improvement for him and again with the AZL Giants, he went 2-0 with a 2.44 ERA in 11 games, eight of which he started. He also struck out 47 batters in 48 innings of work.

In 2005, he pitched for the Augusta Greenjackets. In 29 games (22 of which he started), he did poorly, posting an 8-8 record with a 4.99 ERA. He struck out only 79 batters in 13513 innings of work.

In 2006, Matos split time between the Greenjackets and Connecticut Defenders, Matos did extremely well - especially with the Greenjackets. He was used entirely as a reliever, he appeared in 44 games for the Greenjackets, saving 13 games and striking out 81 batters in 61 innings of work. He posted a 1.77 ERA with them. He then went on to pitch in six games for the Defenders, posting a 3.72 ERA there, saving two more games. Overall, he had a 1.91 ERA in 2006, saving 15 games and striking out 86 batters in 7023 innings of work.

In 2007, he was again used entirely as a reliever and again he did very well. Like in 2006, he spent time with both the Greenjackets and Defenders, however he spent the majority of his time with the Defenders in 2007, as opposed to the previous year when he spent the majority of his time with the Greenjackets. Overall in 2007, he posted a 2.49 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 65 innings of work. He also saved eight games.

Overall, he has posted a 24-13 record with a 3.57 ERA so far in his minor league career. He has 24 career saves, 23 of which he has collected these past two years.

Major League Career[edit]

On July 3, 2008, Matos made his major league debut against the Chicago Cubs. He pitched the ninth inning in a non-save situation, struck out one, and didn't allow a baserunner.

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