Atahualpa Severino

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Atahualpa Severino
Sultanes de Monterrey – No. 6
Born: (1984-11-06) November 6, 1984 (age 33)
Cotuí, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 6, 2011, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
(through 2011 season)
Win–loss record 1–0
Earned run average 3.86
Strikeouts 7

Atahualpa O. Severino (born November 6, 1984) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican Baseball League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Washington Nationals.

Professional career[edit]

Washington Nationals[edit]

Severino began his professional career in 2006, pitching for the DSL Nationals. He appeared in 13 games, eight of which were starts, going 2-0 with a 0.99 ERA in 45​13 innings, striking out 69 batters.

In 2007, he pitched for the DSL Nationals (3-0, 0.48 ERA in 3 games started) and GCL Nationals (1-0, 2.94 ERA in 13 games, five starts), going a combined 4-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 16 games (eight starts). He had 59 strikeouts in 52​13 innings.

He split the 2008 season between the Potomac Nationals (0-4, 3.96 ERA in 26 relief appearances) and Hagerstown Suns (4-2, 4.05 ERA in 15 relief appearances), going a combined 4-6 with a 4.00 ERA in 41 relief appearances.

He improved in 2009, as he split the season between Potomac (4-0, 2.54 ERA in 29 games) and Harrisburg Senators (6-0, 2.78 ERA in 15 games), going a combined 10-0 with a 2.62 ERA in 44 relief appearances.[1]

He appeared on the major league roster with the Nationals for three days in 2010, but did not make a pitching appearance at that level.

Severino made his major league debut on September 6, 2011. He appeared as a reliever in 6 games in 2011, going 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in 4​23 innings, striking out 7 and walking 1.[2]

In 2012 Severino made 46 relief appearances the Nationals Triple-A Syracuse team, posting a record of 3-0 with a 2.81 ERA plus three saves.[3] He was designated for assignment on August 6, 2012.

Minor leagues[edit]

On November 16, 2012 the Kansas City Royals announced they had signed Severino to a minor-league contract for the 2013 season. No financial terms of the deal were announced.[3] Severino was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 30, 2013, in exchange for cash considerations.[4] He signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves in December 2013.

Sultanes de Monterrey[edit]

On April 1, 2016, Severino signed with the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican Baseball League. He became a free agent after the 2016 season.

Diablos Rojos del México[edit]

On December 7, 2017, Severino signed with the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on April 8, 2018.

Return to Monterrey[edit]

On April 13, 2018, Severino signed with the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican Baseball League.


  1. ^ Baseball Reference Minors
  2. ^ Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Dutton, Bob (16 November 2012). "Royals confirm four more minor-league signings". Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Adams, Steve (May 31, 2013). "Minor Moves: Pirates, Green, Wimberly, Jakubauskas". Retrieved May 31, 2013. 

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