Wirfin Obispo

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Wirfin Obispo
Obispo with the Yomiuri Giants
Sultanes de Monterrey – No. 43
Born: (1984-09-26) September 26, 1984 (age 34)
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
August 14, 2007, for the Yomiuri Giants
NPB statistics
(through 2009)
Win–loss record6–1
Earned run average2.41
Career highlights and awards

Wirfin Y. Obispo Vargas (born September 26, 1984) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican Baseball League. Previously, he pitched in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Yomiuri Giants of the Central League (2007–2010) and Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of the Pacific League (2011).


Obispo was originally signed by the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent on January 20, 2002. He played in the Dominican Summer League with the Red Sox as a shortstop before being released on November 3, 2003. The Cincinnati Reds then signed him to a minor league deal on January 23, 2004.[1]

Obispo then went to Japan for four seasons, winning one championship with the Yomiuri Giants. He signed with the Reds for 2012,[2] where he pitched 5-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 35 games, 13 of them starts. He pitched for Triple-A Louisville and Double-A Pensacola. On November 5, 2012, Obispo signed a minor league-deal with the Atlanta Braves with an invitation to spring training.[3] The Braves added him to their 40-man roster on November 1, 2013.[4] He was designated for assignment on May 31, 2014, and the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed him from waivers on June 1.


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  2. ^ http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2012/02/02/report-reds-sign-former-yu-darvish-teammate/
  3. ^ Adams, Steve (November 5, 2012). "Minor Moves: Conrad, Obispo". MLB Trade Rumors.
  4. ^ Nowak, Joey (1 November 2013). "Braves add Buchter, Obispo to 40-man roster". MLB.com. Retrieved 2 November 2013.

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