Hansel Izquierdo

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Hansel Izquierdo
Born: (1977-01-02) January 2, 1977 (age 41)
Havana, Cuba
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 2002, for the Florida Marlins
Last MLB appearance
June 24, 2002, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
Win–Loss 2–0
Earned run average 4.55
Strikeouts 20

Hansel Izquierdo (born January 2, 1977 in Havana, Cuba) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He played during one season at the major league level for the Florida Marlins. He was drafted by the Marlins in the 7th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Izquierdo played his first professional season with their Rookie league GCL Marlns in 1995, and split his last season between the Pittsburgh Pirates' Double-A (Altoona Curve) and Triple-A (Indianapolis Indians) clubs in 2005.

Hansel is married to Annia Izquierdo and has four children, one from a previous relationship. He graduated from Southwest Miami High School. He currently resides in Miami, Florida with is wife and three children.

Izquierdo is part of the Chicago Cubs organization as a International Scout, helping determine whether amateurs have the necessary skills to play the big leagues. He has signed players like Alexander Guerra (Catcher), Raidel Orta (RHP) and Kevin Moreno (OF), all Cuban talented players.

See also[edit]

  • List of baseball players who defected from Cuba


  • Article "Scouts, entrenadores y consejeros: la nueva ola cubana en Grandes Ligas"


  • Youtube video



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