José Cabrera (baseball)
March 24, 1972 |
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
|MLB: July 15, 1997, for the Houston Astros|
|KBO: 2004, for the SK Wyverns|
|MLB: September 25, 2002, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|KBO: 2007, for the Lotte Giants|
|Earned run average||4.95|
|Earned run average||3.82|
|Representing Dominican Republic|
|Central American and Caribbean Games|
José Alberto Cabrera (born March 24, 1972) is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, and Milwaukee Brewers. Cabrera also played for the SK Wyverns and Lotte Giants of the KBO League.
Born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic's second-largest city, Cabrera entered the majors in 1997 with the Houston Astros, playing four years for them before joining the Atlanta Braves (2001) and Milwaukee Brewers (2002). His most productive season came in 2001 with the Braves, when he posted career-highs with seven wins (7) and a 2.88 ERA in 55 appearances coming out of the bullpen. Before the 2002 season, he was sent by Atlanta, along with Paul Bako, to Milwaukee in the same transaction that brought Henry Blanco to the Braves. He went 6–10 in 50 games, including 11 starts, and set career-numbers in strikeouts (61) and innings pitched ( 103 1⁄3).
Following his major league career, Cabrera pitched for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre of the International League during the 2003 season. In 2008, he signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
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