Wirfin Obispo

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Wirfin Obispo
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Obispo with the Yomiuri Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1984-09-26) September 26, 1984 (age 29)
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
NPB: 2007 for the Yomiuri Giants
NPB statistics
(through 2009)
Win–loss record 6–1
Earned run average 2.41
Strikeouts 49
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Wirfin Y. Obispo (born September 26, 1984) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Previously, he pitched in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Yomiuri Giants of the Central League (2007–2010) and Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of the Pacific League (2011).

Career[edit]

Obispo was originally signed by the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent on January 20, 2002. He played in the Dominican Summer League with the Red Sox as a shortstop before being released on November 3, 2003. The Cincinnati Reds then signed him to a minor league deal on January 23, 2004.[1]

Obispo then went to Japan for four seasons, winning one championship with the Yomiuri Giants. He signed with the Reds for 2012,[2] where he pitched 5-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 35 games, 13 of them starts. He pitched for Triple-A Louisville and Double-A Pensacola. On November 5, 2012, Obispo signed a minor league-deal with the Atlanta Braves with an invitation to spring training.[3] The Braves added him to their 40 man roster on November 1, 2013.[4] He was designated for assignment on May 31, 2014, and the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed him from waivers on June 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2012/02/02/report-reds-sign-former-yu-darvish-teammate/
  3. ^ Adams, Steve (November 5, 2012). "Minor Moves: Conrad, Obispo". MLB Trade Rumors. 
  4. ^ Nowak, Joey (1 November 2013). "Braves add Buchter, Obispo to 40-man roster". MLB.com. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 

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