Obispo with the Yomiuri Giants
September 26, 1984 |
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|NPB: 2007 for the Yomiuri Giants|
|Earned run average||2.41|
|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).
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.
Obispo then went to Japan for four seasons, winning one championship with the Yomiuri Giants. He signed with the Reds for 2012, 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. The Braves added him to their 40 man roster on November 1, 2013. He was designated for assignment on May 31, 2014, and the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed him from waivers on June 1.
- Adams, Steve (November 5, 2012). "Minor Moves: Conrad, Obispo". MLB Trade Rumors.
- Nowak, Joey (1 November 2013). "Braves add Buchter, Obispo to 40-man roster". MLB.com. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
- Nippon Professional Baseball career statistics from Japanesebaseball.com
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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