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June 17, 1986 |
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
In Cuba, he is known as "El Inmenso Despaigne" (the Immense Despaigne) and "El Caballo de los Caballos" (The Stallion of the Stallions).
Despaigne burst onto the scene after posting an impressive season in 2007, afterwards earning a key role on Cuba’s National Team. In 2009, Despaigne had one of the most dominating seasons in Cuban baseball history, breaking the Cuban Home Run record while hitting .373 with 97 RBIs. Following the season, he was named MVP of the National Series. Despaigne has again been excellent in 2010, ranking among the best hitters in various statistical categories. In 2012 he set a new Cuban league regular-season home run record, with 35.
He signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines on July 15, 2014. Despaigne appeared in 45 games, hitting .311, with 12 home runs and 33 runs batted in. After the season, the Marines signed him to a two-year contract.
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