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Miguel Batista

Miguel Descartes Batista Jerez (born February 19, 1971 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is ... More »Miguel Descartes Batista Jerez (born February 19, 1971 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is currently in the New York Mets organization. He has played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, in his career. Over his career, Batista has played for eight teams and been utilized extensively as both a starter and a reliever. His best seasons came in 2001 and 2003 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he went 11–8 and 10–9 with 3.36 and 3.54 ERAs respectively. He signed a three-year $13.1-million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays prior to the 2004 season, but struggled in his first season with his new club, posting a 4.80 ERA and losing his starter's job late in the season. In 2005, Batista was the Jays closer and blew 8 saves. He was put on the trading block after... [ Wikipedia ]

After Giving Schwinden a Try, the Mets Turn to Batista

After Giving Youngster a Try, the Mets Turn to a Veteran Uli Seit for The New York Times Miguel Batista will start Tuesday’s game in Philadelphia, becoming the second pitcher to take a turn in the rotation slot vacated by Mike Pelfrey. When Mike Pelfrey sustained an arm injury at the end ...

New York Mets reliever Miguel Batista will make start Saturday against Los Angeles Dodgers, could be...

The Mets’ reluctance to lose Miguel Batista was a strong factor in the selection of the veteran righty over prospect Matt Harvey for Saturday’s start against the Dodgers, a team source said yesterday. If Harvey was selected, the Mets in all likelihood would have cleared roster space by ...

Miguel Batista’s gem, Frank Francisco’s save give New York Mets 3-1 win over Milwaukee Brewers at Ci...

And on the same night young Jenrry Mejia made his case with a solid start in the minors, aging Miguel Batista trumped it with a spectacular one at Citi Field, smothering the Brewers with seven shutout innings in a 3-1 victory. Batista dealt with the Brewers just as easily as he ...

Mets' Relief Corps Is Short-Handed

The team on Tuesday formally selected the contract of Chris Young from their Class AAA team in Buffalo and said that they had reinstated Miguel Batista from the disabled list. Young had already been scheduled to start the opening game of the Mets series against the Washington Nationals ...

Miguel Batista, New York Mets spot starter, hit hard in three busy innings in 8-5 loss to Los Angele...

The Mets hoped to get 80 pitches out of spot starter Miguel Batista. They got 81, but he lasted just three innings in getting shelled quickly by the Dodgers. “We needed some innings. We’d talked before the game — 80 or 90 pitches is all we hoped we could get out of him,’’ manager Terry ...

Miguel Batista roughed up while ex-Met Chris Capuano breezes as Dodgers top Mets at Citi Field, 8-5...

Saturday afternoon, spot starter Miguel Batista’s struggled in the Mets’ 8-5 loss to the Dodgers and may force the Mets to make another roster move. With Santana gone for at least 15 days and Batista proving the struggling Mets cannot stay competitive by piecing together a ...

Miguel Batista: New York Mets Are 'The Best Team In Baseball'

NEW YORK (WFAN) - In the midst of the Mets’ six game losing streak, right-hander Miguel Batista has found a way to stay optimistic. “I believe this team is way, way better than what it’s been playing,” the 17-year veteran told reporters. “And regardless of the fact what other people ...

New York Mets place Miguel Batista on DL, recall Chris Schwinden

Mets place Batista on DL, recall Schwinden TORONTO (AP) -- The New York Mets placed right-hander Miguel Batista on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and recalled right-hander Chris Schwinden from Triple-A Buffalo. Batista left Saturday's start at Toronto after two innings ...

Veteran Miguel Batista comes up big with seven scoreless innings

NEW YORK -- On a night the Mets desperately needed their starter to preserve a tattered and deflated bullpen, Miguel Batista carried their pitching staff. After a forgettable ninth inning in Miami that cost the Mets the rubber game of their previous series, they needed a positive ...

Mets Are Becoming More Wary Buyers

The team had considered bringing Harvey up last week to start Saturday but gave the ball to Miguel Batista instead. Batista was knocked around for three innings and was designated for assignment Sunday. Instead of keeping Batista, Alderson said the time was right to see ...

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets

Los Angeles chased 41-year-old spot starter Miguel Batista (1-3) after three innings, getting into baseball's worst bullpen early for the second consecutive game. Both times, the Dodgers built a comfortable cushion and held on at the end. Ronny Cedeno homered for the Mets, who have lost ...

Mets, Saying Harvey Isn't Ready, Turn to Batista to Fill Rotation Spot

WASHINGTON — The speculation over who would occupy the fifth spot in the Mets rotation was put to rest Tuesday afternoon, when General Manager Sandy Alderson announced that Miguel Batista, a 41-year-old right-hander, would start Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The question ...

Hefner Remains Only Option for No. 5 Spot in Mets' Rotation

We’ll have to wait and see; hopefully, Miguel’s well enough.” Collins was referring to Miguel Batista, whose bad back may extend Hefner’s stay in the rotation even if Hefner’s pitching doesn’t. Mets catcher Rob Johnson raved Friday about the pitcher he caught in the first two ...

San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets

Miguel Batista (0-1) lasted only 3 2-3 innings in a spot start. The 41-year-old righty began the game by pitching out of the stretch - fittingly, the Giants had runners on base against him all day. "I missed my location I would say three times, cost me two runs," Batista said. ...

Batista willing to teach in all situations

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Right-hander Miguel Batista, at 42, took a few minutes out from his bid to make the Rockies as a non-roster invitee to do some teaching Tuesday afternoon. Batista had two outs against the D-backs in the sixth inning when he walked Kila Ka'aihue and had to face ...

Rockies have Minor League deal with Batista

The Rockies have agreed to a Minor League deal with veteran right-hander Miguel Batista and invited him to Spring Training, ESPN Deportes reported on Saturday night. The club has not commented on the deal, which would give Batista a chance to play in his 19th big league season. ...

Batista designated for assignment by Mets

NEW YORK -- The Mets designated right-hander Miguel Batista for assignment on Sunday morning to clear a roster spot for reliever Elvin Ramirez, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo following Saturday's 8-5 loss to the Dodgers. Batista allowed four earned runs to Los Angeles in ...

Mets designate Batista for assignment after disastrous outing

Right-hander Miguel Batista has been designated for assignment by the New York Mets, possibly clearing a path for top prospect Matt Harvey to make his major league debut Thursday in Arizona. The Mets recalled righty Elvin Ramirez on Sunday before playing the Los Angeles Dodgers to help a ...

New York Mets decide not to bring up right-hander Matt Harvey and will go with Miguel Batista on Sat...

After considering Harvey to pitch Saturday’s game against the Dodgers, general manager Sandy Alderson has opted to keep the highly-regarded right-hander at Triple-A Buffalo, handing the ball instead to veteran Miguel Batista. The decision came a day after Harvey — pitching in front of a ...

Mets choose Batista over Harvey for Saturday start

General Manager Sandy Alderson announced on Tuesday that veteran Miguel Batista will start on Saturday against the Dodgers, filling the spot in the rotation left by Dillon Gee. The decision came down to the 41-year-old Batista, who has made four spot starts this season, and the ...

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