Humberto Cota

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Humberto Cota
Vaqueros Laguna – No. 40
Catcher
Born: (1979-02-07) February 7, 1979 (age 38)
San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 2001, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through 2007 season)
Batting average .233
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 61
Teams

Humberto Cota (born February 7, 1979 in San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico) is a Mexican professional baseball catcher for the Vaqueros Laguna of the Mexican Baseball League. His debut in Major League Baseball occurred on September 9, 2001 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

After signing a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals during the 2007-2008 offseason, Cota refused an assignment to minor league camp during spring training and became a free agent. He then signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies.

On May 28, 2008, Cota was suspended 50 games for failing a drug test.[1] He became a free agent at the end of the season and signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Cincinnati Reds on February 2, 2009.[2] He was released in March, 2009.

He was traded to the Broncos de Reynosa on May 24, 2016. He was traded to the Vaqueros Laguna on June 28, 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rox Minor Leaguer Cota suspended". May 28, 2008, mlb.com. Retrieved on May 29, 2008.
  2. ^ Mark Sheldon (2009-02-02). "Reds get catching insurance with Cota". MLB.com. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 

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