Julio Mañón

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Julio Mañón
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Relief pitcher
Born: (1973-06-10) June 10, 1973 (age 42)
Guerra, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 5, 2003, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2006, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win-Loss 1-3
Earned run average 4.66
Strikeouts 37

Julio Alberto Mañón [mah'-nion] (born June 10, 1973 in Guerra, Dominican Republic) is a former relief pitcher.

Starting From The Dominican[edit]

He was originally signed as a non drafted free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1993. He did not make his debut until 2003 with the Montreal Expos. He went 1–2 with a 4.13 ERA in 23 games.

Kia Tigers[edit]

After the 2003 season, his contract was sold to the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball League.

Back In MLB[edit]

He came back to baseball in the United States in 2006, when he signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles on March 6. He would later go on to go 0–1 with a 5.40 ERA in 22 games for the Orioles and played in the Triple A All-star game whilst playing for the Ottawa Lynx.[1] He was then granted free agency after the 2006 season on November 19. On June 5, 2007, he signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. He was then traded to the Athletics on July 13 to complete an earlier deal that had sent pitcher Kirk Saarloos to the Reds and pitcher David Shafer to the Athletics. Pitcher Dan Denham was also sent to the Reds. He spent the most of the 2008 season playing in the Orioles organization for the Double-A Bowie Baysox.

Independent & Mexican Leagues[edit]

On September 12, 2008, Mañón signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. He pitched the rest of 2008 for the Ducks. He played in 2009 World Baseball Classic representing his native country Dominican Republic who were upset by the Netherlands in the March Classic. In 2009 he continued to play for the Long Island Ducks. He signed with Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League. In 2011 he signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish


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