Manny Corpas

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Manny Corpas
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Corpas with the Colorado Rockies
Milwaukee Milkmen – No. 30
Relief pitcher
Born: (1982-12-03) December 3, 1982 (age 37)
Panama City, Panama
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 18, 2006, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record13–20
Earned run average4.14
Strikeouts264
Saves34
Teams

Manuel "Manny" Corpas (born December 3, 1982) is a professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Milkmen of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs.

Career[edit]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

From the town of Aguas Benditas-Chilibre, Panama, Corpas was signed by the Colorado Rockies at the age of 16 as an amateur free agent in 1999. He made his debut for the Rockies on July 18, 2006. Following the All-Star Break in 2007, Corpas filled in as closer for Brian Fuentes, who was demoted after taking four of eight losses during an 8-game losing skid. Corpas finished the year with a 4–2 win-loss record, a 2.08 earned run average, and 19 saves in 22 chances; he continued to serve as the Rockies' closer during the 2007 postseason.

He continued as the closer into the 2008 season. However, after a number of poor outings, he was replaced by Fuentes in late April.[1] In 2008, he tied for the major league lead in blown saves, with 9.[1]

During 2009 spring training, he competed with Huston Street for the closer spot; Street won the position and Corpas started the season as the eighth inning set up pitcher.[2] After poor performances by Street, Corpas was renamed the closer on April 17;[3] however, Corpas also pitched poorly, and the closer job was given back to Street on May 1.[4]

Texas Rangers[edit]

Following the 2010 season, Corpas was released.[5] On April 8, 2011, Corpas signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.

Chicago Cubs[edit]

After missing the entire 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery, Corpas signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs on December 22, 2011.[6]

After being outrighted off of the Cubs' 40-man roster, Corpas elected free agency. Corpas had a 5.01 ERA and 46 2/3 innings in 48 games.[7]

Second stint with the Colorado Rockies[edit]

On January 9, 2013, Corpas signed a minor league contract with the Rockies.[8] His contract was purchased from Colorado Springs (PCL) on June 2, 2013.[9] He was outrighted off the roster and elected free agency October 17, 2013. Corpas rejoined the Rockies for the 2014 season, agreeing to a minor league contract.[10] On July 13, 2014, Corpas was released by the Rockies.[11]

Diablos Rojos del México[edit]

On April 2, 2015, Corpas signed with the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican Baseball League.

Guerreros de Oaxaca[edit]

On July 15, 2015, Corpas was traded to the Guerreros de Oaxaca of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on February 17, 2016.

York Revolution[edit]

Corpas signed with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for the 2016 season. He became a free agent after the 2016 season. He resigned on May 13, 2017, but was released on June 16, 2017.

Sugar Land Skeeters[edit]

That same day he signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He became a free agent after the 2017 season.

Algodoneros de Unión Laguna[edit]

On May 1, 2018, Corpas signed with the Algodoneros de Unión Laguna of the Mexican Baseball League. He became a free agent after the season.

Milwaukee Milkmen[edit]

On August 14, 2019, Corpas signed with the Milwaukee Milkmen of the American Association.

International career[edit]

He was selected Panama national baseball team at the 2006 World Baseball Classic, 2009 World Baseball Classic, 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualification, 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualification and 2019 Pan American Games Qualifier.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corpas out as Rockies' closer after blown saves". ESPN.com. 24 April 2008.
  2. ^ Street Beats Out Corpas for Closing Spot SI.com, April 3, 2009
  3. ^ Corpas to take over closing duties, Colorado Rockies. Published April 17, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Harding, Thomas. Let's play musical closers Archived 2009-05-05 at the Wayback Machine, Colorado Rockies. Published May 1, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2009.
  5. ^ "Rockies release injured former closer Manny Corpas – HardballTalk". hardballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  6. ^ Levine, Bruce (December 22, 2011). "Chicago Cubs agree to terms with relief pitcher Manny Corpas, source says". ESPNChicago.
  7. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (October 26, 2012). "Manny Corpas Elects Free Agency". MLB Trade Rumors.
  8. ^ "Rockies give pitcher Manny Corpas invitation to Spring Training – Rockies.com: News". colorado.rockies.mlb.com. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  9. ^ "2014 MLB Trades and Transactions - Major League Baseball - ESPN". espn.go.com. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Rockies agree with two relievers". Associated Press. ESPN.com. February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  11. ^ Polishuk, Mark (July 13, 2014). "Rockies Release Manny Corpas". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  12. ^ "PANAMÁ". Prē Pan 19 (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 10, 2019.

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