Pedro Viola

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Pedro Viola
Pedro Viola.jpg
Viola with the Cincinnati Reds
Free agent
Relief pitcher
Born: (1983-06-29) June 29, 1983 (age 31)
San Juan, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 8, 2009 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
(through 2011 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 7.50
Strikeouts 12
Teams

Pedro Viola (born June 29, 1983) is a professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He was called up to the majors on September 2, 2009 after was 2-2 with a 5.47 ERA and converted eight of 11 save chances for the Triple-A Louisville Bats.[1]

Viola has played for teams on every minor league level in the Reds organization, some of which have since ended affiliation with the Reds. He played for the DSL Reds, Sarasota Reds, Dayton Dragons and Chattanooga Lookouts before Louisville.[2]

Viola made his debut with the Reds on September 8 at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies, pitching in the sixth and seventh innings in relief of starter Matt Maloney.[3] He gave up a home run to Eric Young, Jr. to lead off the sixth inning,[4] Young's first career homer.[3] Viola also allowed a Todd Helton single during the inning.[4] He walked and struck out one batter each in the seventh, en route to a 3-1 Rockies victory.[5]

Viola was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on April 21, 2010.

After joining the Orioles he spent most of his time in Double AA Bowie but has been called up on 2 occasions.

He signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics and pitched for the AAA Sacramento River Cats

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheldon, Mark (September 2, 2009). "Reds add lefty Viola for bullpen depth". MLB.com. Retrieved September 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Pedro Viola Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved September 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Graham, Pat (September 8, 2009). "Rockies win fifth straight with 3-1 win over Reds". Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved September 9, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "MLB - Cincinnati Reds/Colorado Rockies Box Score Tuesday September 8, 2009". Yahoo! Sports. September 8, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Boxscore: Cincinnati vs. Colorado - September 8, 2009". MLB.com. Retrieved September 9, 2009. 

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