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Alex Arias
Born: (1967-11-20) November 20, 1967 (age 49)
New York, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
May 12, 1992, for the Chicago Cubs
Last appearance
September 22, 2002, for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average .265
Home runs 18
Run batted in 196
Career highlights and awards

Alex Arias (born Alejandro Arias on November 20, 1967 in New York City, New York[1]) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1992–2002, winner of the 1997 World Series with the Florida Marlins. He won two Caribbean Series titles in 1997 and 1998 for the Dominican club Águilas Cibaeñas.


He went to George Washington High School, is married and have three children.[2]

Third round picked up


Arias debuted with the Chicago Cubs on May 12, 1992[2],

batted .293 with seven RBIs in 32 games for the Cubs

he then played for the Florida Marlins (19931997),

From 1993-97, Arias played for the Marlins, seeing his most extended playing time in 1996, batting .326 in 100 games.

winning the 1997 World Series with this team.[3] He was released in December 1997, making him the last player from the inaugural season taken out after the team dismantling.[4][5] He also played for Philadelphia Phillies (19982000) including the 1999 season when Arias batted .303 in 118 games.[3]

Arias then played for San Diego Padres (2001) and New York Yankees (2002), being recalled from AAA late in the season.[3]

He holds the record for highest career batting average as a pinch hitter with over 150 at-bats, with a .320 average. He managed and instructed in the minor leagues from 2008-2011 and is the owner of a baseball academy in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Golden league and coaching career[edit]

Came out of retirement since 2002, to join the Golden League club Yuma Scorpions----- Yuma Desert Rats[6] signed by childhood friend and club head coach Benny Castillo.

As a 3rd baseman and coach

That season Arias hit .344, collected 20 doubles and had 109 hits, 4th in the league. He also had was Golden League All-Star team, Gold Glove and Player of the Week honors.[7] After that experience, Arias was named in 2006 coach of Frederick Keys, the class A baseball affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.

He then moved to the Bluefield Orioles in 2007

Winter baseball[edit]

Arias played for Águilas Cibaeñas in the Dominican Professional Baseball League, winning the 1993/94 season batting title with a .371 average.[8][9] That year he was also name Rookie of the Year for the same season.[10] The followin season he had a 17-game hitting streak.[11]

In 1997 Arias took home the 1997 Caribbean Series with the Dominican representative Águilas Cibaeñas,[12] title repeated the following year with the same team, winning the 1998 Caribbean Series,[13] he was awarded among the All-Star team in first base.[14]

He recalled after singing for the Philadelphia Phillies, that playing in the Dominican Winter League was vital for his development as a player.[15]

articulos de alex arias


debut recalled on may 9, 1992 debuted on may 25, 1992


1995 pinch hitter

muerte de su madre 1997

firma con filadelfia 1997

firmado con san diego 2000

con los marineros en el 2001

was marlins pinch hitter record holder until 2010 broken by Wes Helms


  1. ^ "Alex Arias". MLB. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  2. ^ a b Polikoff, Rich (2005-02-27). "A friendship, from coast to coast". Yuma Sun. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  3. ^ a b c "Yanquis suben al veterano Alex Arias". La Prensa (in Spanish). New York, USA. AP. 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ O'Brian, David (1997-12-06). "Arias Class Of '93 Are History". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ Pellegrini, Frank (1997-11-06). "Wayne Huizenga, Fishmonger". Time. Miami, USA. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  6. ^ Pellegrini, Frank (1997-11-06). "Wayne Huizenga, Fishmonger". Time. Miami, USA. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  7. ^ "Arias Signed by Baltimore as Coach". Pleasanton, CA: OurSports Central. 2006-01-20. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Equipos por dentro". Listin Diario (in Spanish). 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  9. ^ Rojas, Bienvenido (2012-09-21). "Faltan 23 días para la pelota, dominicanos lideran títulos bateo". Diario Libre (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  10. ^ "Premios Oficiales Por Año" (in Spanish). Liga Dom. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  11. ^ "Los equipos por dentro". Listin Diario (in Spanish). 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  12. ^ Guerrero, Mario Emilio (2013-07-02). "Equipos de RD en las series de Hermosillo". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  13. ^ Rodríguez, Alex (2012-01-29). "Las Águilas han ganado cinco coronas del Caribe". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  14. ^ Mena, Mickey (2007-02-26). "Béisboldatos". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  15. ^ "Alex Arias jugará en Dominicana". El Universal (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. EFE. 1998-11-18. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 

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