Viola with the Cincinnati Reds in 2009
June 29, 1983 |
San Juan, Dominican Republic
|September 8, 2009, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 7, 2011, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Earned run average||7.50|
Pedro Viola (born June 29, 1983) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles. He was called up to the majors on September 2, 2009 after was 2-2 with a 5.47 ERA and converted eight of 11 save chances for the Triple-A Louisville Bats.
Viola has played for teams on every minor league level in the Reds organization, some of which have since ended affiliation with the Reds. He played for the DSL Reds, Sarasota Reds, Dayton Dragons and Chattanooga Lookouts before Louisville.
Viola made his debut with the Reds on September 8 at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies, pitching in the sixth and seventh innings in relief of starter Matt Maloney. He gave up a home run to Eric Young, Jr. to lead off the sixth inning, Young's first career homer. Viola also allowed a Todd Helton single during the inning. He walked and struck out one batter each in the seventh, en route to a 3-1 Rockies victory.
Viola was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on April 21, 2010.
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