José Cabrera (baseball)

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José Cabrera
Olmecas de Tabasco
Born: (1972-03-24) March 24, 1972 (age 44)
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 15, 1997, for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 2002, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 19–17
Earned run average 4.95
Strikeouts 192
José Cabrera
Medal record
Representing  Dominican Republic
Men's Baseball
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Mayagüez Team

José Alberto Cabrera (born March 24, 1972) is a Dominican Republic baseball player whose American career as a middle-relief pitcher in Major League Baseball lasted from 1997 through 2002. Listed at 6 ft., 200 lbs., he has batted and thrown right-handed.

Born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic's second-largest city, José 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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