Carlos Almanzar

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Carlos Almánzar
Relief pitcher
Born: (1973-11-06) November 6, 1973 (age 45)
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1997, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 2005, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 13–13
Earned run average 4.82
Strikeouts 170

Carlos Manuel Almánzar Girón (born November 6, 1973) is a Major League Baseball pitcher. He has pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, and Texas Rangers. He has also pitched in the minor leagues for the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox.


Almanzar was involved in an infamous incident involving some Rangers teammates and Oakland Athletics fans on September 13, 2004, that ultimately resulted in teammate Frank Francisco throwing a chair into the stands and hitting a fan, causing her to suffer a cut. He was suspended briefly for the incident.[1][2]

On October 4, 2005, Almanzar, who had missed most of the 2005 season due to a torn elbow ligament that required Tommy John surgery to repair, was suspended for 10 days by MLB authorities for failing a steroids test.[3] He indicated that he would appeal the suspension.

In 2008, Almanzar did not play for any team during the regular season, but did play for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League where he was 2–0 with a 1.80 ERA after 6 appearances.


Almanzar's son, Michael Almanzar, is a professional baseball player.[4]

See also


  1. "Fan's nose was broken by chair thrown by Francisco". ESPN. 2005-04-29. Retrieved 2008-01-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Francisco appeals; two others suspended". ESPN. 2004-09-18. Retrieved 2008-01-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Players suspended under baseball's steroids policy". 2006-06-07. Retrieved 2007-07-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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