José Cabrera (baseball)

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José Cabrera
Born: (1972-03-24) March 24, 1972 (age 45)
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: July 15, 1997, for the Houston Astros
KBO: 2004, for the SK Wyverns
Last appearance
MLB: September 25, 2002, for the Milwaukee Brewers
KBO: 2007, for the Lotte Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 19–17
Earned run average 4.95
Strikeouts 192
KBO statistics
Win–loss record 8–11
Earned run average 3.82
Strikeouts 174
José Cabrera
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Dominican Republic
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Mayagüez Team

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 13).

In 198 games, Cabrera had a 19–17 record with a 4.95 ERA, four saves, and a 2.04 strikeout-to-walk ratio (192-to-94) in 271.0 innings.

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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