Robert Manuel (baseball)

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Robert Manuel
Robert Manuel on July 15, 2010.jpg
Manuel pitching for the Boston Red Sox in 2010
Relief pitcher
Born: (1983-07-09) July 9, 1983 (age 33)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 9, 2009, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 2010, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1–0
Earned run average 3.18
Strikeouts 7
Teams

Robert Mehmet Manuel (born July 9, 1983, in Houston, Texas) is a former professional baseball relief pitcher. He has pitched parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox.

After graduating from Bellaire High School, Manuel attended Sam Houston State University. He was signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent.

Reds[edit]

Manuel was acquired by the Reds in a 2006 deal for veteran pitcher Dave Williams.[1] In 2008, he was named MiLBY for Best Double-A Relief Pitcher.[2]

Manuel was called up to the majors on July 7, 2009.[3] Manuel made his major league debut on July 9, 2009 against the Philadelphia Phillies, pitching 113 innings, striking out two, allowing two hits and walking two,[4] the first player he faced was Pedro Feliz and the first player Manuel struck out was Paul Bako.[5]

Mariners[edit]

On July 29, 2009, Manuel was traded to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Wladimir Balentien. After finishing the season with their top farm team, the Tacoma Rainiers, Manuel was placed on waivers.

Red Sox[edit]

He was claimed on November 20, 2009 by the Boston Red Sox. He was designated for assignment on February 10 and assigned to the Pawtucket Red Sox. In June, Manuel was added to the 40-man roster, and on July 3 made his first major league appearance of the season. He pitched in five games in July, then was returned to Pawtucket. He was called back up to the majors in September and pitched in five more games. He became a free agent on October 13, 2010, after he refused a minor league assignment. He played for the St. Paul Saints in 2011, ending his career there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lisa Winston / MLB.com (2008-10-28). "Manuel finds role, bridges the gap". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  2. ^ "2008 This Year in MiLB Awards". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  3. ^ Mark Sheldon / MLB.com. "Manuel makes first trip to big leagues". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Boxscore: Cincinnati vs Philadelphia, July 9, 2009". Mlb.mlb.com. 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  5. ^ Mark Sheldon / MLB.com. "Manuel provides 'pen depth for Reds". Cincinnati.reds.mlb.com. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 

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