March 5, 1989 |
|September 3, 2013, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||1.93|
Mauricio Antonio Robles (born March 5, 1989) is a professional baseball pitcher for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Detroit Tigers on April 1, 2006 and played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched for Venezuela at the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Robles has a basic fastball, curveball, changeup combination. He has been described as having a good arm with a good fastball and developing secondary pitches. While his fastball has been clocked as high as 97 mph, his changeup is being called his best pitch and described as a plus offering by peers and coaches.
He topped all starting pitchers with 10.83 strikeouts per nine innings in 2007. He was also second in the Venezuelan Summer League with six losses, finished third with 83 strikeouts and tied for fifth with 14 starts.
In 2008, he went 5-3 with a 2.66 ERA in 23 appearances, including 16 starts, for the Class-A West Michigan Whitecaps. He also ranked ninth in the Midwest League with a 1.55 ERA in five starts during July.
On July 31, 2009 he was traded from the Tigers to the Seattle Mariners along with fellow pitcher Luke French for veteran pitcher Jarrod Washburn. He was promoted to the majors on September 3, 2013. He was outrighted off the roster on October 3, 2013.
Robles signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox in November 2013. He became a free agent after the 2014 season.
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