Frank Mata

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Frank Mata
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Mata with the Beloit Snappers in 2006
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-03-11) March 11, 1984 (age 35)
Barcelona, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 26, 2010, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
July 18, 2010, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0-0
Earned run average9.22

Frank Jesús Mata (born March 11, 1984) is a former Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Baltimore Orioles.


Minnesota Twins[edit]

Mata was in the Minnesota Twins minor league system from 2004-2009 and he became a free agent after the 2009 season.

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Mata signed a minor league deal with the Orioles Baltimore Orioles in 2010. He was called after closing for the Norfolk Tides to replace Alfredo Simón.[1] He made his debut on May 26 against the Oakland Athletics and went 1.1 innings with one hit and one walk in relief of Brian Matusz. His worst outing came on June 14, 2010, at the Giants, when he gave up 4 runs in 1.2 inning. He came in the 7th for Matt Albers, finished the 7th clean, but in the 8th, he gave up a double to Juan Uribe, gave up 2 bases-loaded walks to Travis Ishikawa and Andrés Torres, then a 2 RBI single to Freddy Sanchez.

Florida Marlins[edit]

After signing with the Florida Marlins after 2010, he was released in late July of 2011.[2]

Piratas de Campeches[edit]

On March 26, 2012, Mata signed with the Piratas de Campeche of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on June 12, 2012.

Olmecas de Tabasco[edit]

On June 26, 2012, Mata signed with the Olmecas de Tabasco of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on June 29, 2012.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] (Brittany Ghiroli)
  2. ^ "Minor League Transactions: July 27-Aug. 2". Baseball America. Retrieved 5 August 2011.

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