Ezequiel Astacio
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Ezequiel Astacio
Ezequiel Astacio
Pitcher
Born: (1979-11-04) November 4, 1979 (age 40)
Hato Mayor del Rey, Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 3, 2005, for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
May 10, 2006, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
Win-loss record5-6
Earned run average6.02
Strikeouts72
Teams

Ezequiel Franklin Astacio (born November 4, 1979) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played in MLB for the Houston Astros in 2006.

Career

Philadelphia Phillies

Astacio begin his professional career by signing with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2001. He was assigned to the GCL Phillies upon signing. In 2002, he was promoted to the Single-A Lakewood BlueClaws, where he would spent the entire season. In 2003, he was promoted to the advanced Single-A Clearwater Phillies, with whom he would spend the season with, playing in 25 games.

Houston Astros

On November 3, 2003, Astacio was traded to the Houston Astros along with Taylor Buchholz and Brandon Duckworth in exchange for Billy Wagner. He would spend the 2004 season with the Double-A Round Rock Express. Astacio got a taste of the big leagues in 2005 posting a 3-6 record with a 5.67 ERA. He pitched 100 innings, striking out 66 and walking 25. Typical of a lot of younger pitchers with a plus fastball, he also gave up an eye opening 25 home runs. He gave up the game-winning home run to Geoff Blum in Game 3 of the 2005 World Series against the Chicago White Sox.

Texas Rangers

Astacio was claimed off of waivers by the Texas Rangers on March 26, 2007,[1] but he failed to make the team following spring training.[2] After clearing waivers, Astacio was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks. He became a free agent on October 29, 2007.

Cincinnati Reds

On January 31, 2008, Astacio signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds organization. On June 28, 2008, Astacio was released before pitching in a game.

Chicago Cubs

On September 1, 2009, Astacio signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs organization, and was assigned to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He played in 3 games for Iowa before being released on September 15.

San Angelo Colts

Astacio signed with the San Angelo Colts of United League Baseball for the 2010 season. He played in 21 games for San Angelo, pitching to a 5.85 ERA with 125 strikeouts. He became a free agent after the season.

Road Warriors

In 2011, Astacio signed with the Road Warriors of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He was released after pitching to a 14.40 ERA over 5.0 innings of work.

References

  1. ^ Sullivan, T. R. (March 26, 2007). "Rangers claim Astacio off waivers". MLB.com. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Sullivan, T.R. (April 1, 2007). "Notes: Rangers finalize 25-man roster". MLB.com. Retrieved 2015.

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