Rubén Quevedo

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Rubén Quevedo
Pitcher
Born: (1979-01-05)January 5, 1979
Valencia, Venezuela
Died: June 7, 2016(2016-06-07) (aged 37)
La Guaira, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 2000, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2003, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 14–30
Earned run average 6.15
Strikeouts 237
Teams

Rubén Eduardo Quevedo (Spanish pronunciation: [ru βen' ke βe' do]) (January 5, 1979 – June 7, 2016) was a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs (2000) and Milwaukee Brewers (2001–03).

Quevedo was signed as an international free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 1995 and was traded to the Cubs in 1999. He played with the Cubs in 2000 and was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2001 for right-handed pitcher David Weathers. After three years with Milwaukee, Quevedo signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles in 2004. He appeared in one game for Baltimore's AA affiliate, the Bowie Baysox.

Quevedo's most effective pitch was his changeup, which he threw with the same arm motion as his 89 MPH fastball. Meanwhile, his slider and curve were average. He allowed a significant number of fly balls, resulting in a high number of home runs allowed. In a four-year MLB career, Quevedo posted a 14–30 record with 237 strikeouts and a 6.15 ERA in 326.1 innings. During his minor league career he was named an AAA all-star in 2001 while pitching for the Iowa Cubs.

Quevedo died of a heart attack on June 7, 2016.[1]

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  1. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (June 8, 2016). "Former Brewers pitcher Ruben Quevedo dies at 37". jsonline.com. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 

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