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Pablo Ozuna
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Utility player
Born: (1974-08-25) August 25, 1974 (age 45)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 2000 for the Florida Marlins
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2008 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting average .282
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 45
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Career highlights and awards

Pablo José Ozuna (born August 25, 1974) is a retired Dominican Republic professional baseball utility player. During his major league career, he played for the Florida Marlins (

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Professional career

St. Louis Cardinals

Originally signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in

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Florida Marlins

Ozuna would spend four years with the Marlins organization before being traded again. This time he was traded with Charles Johnson and Vic Darensbourg to the Colorado Rockies for Mike Hampton and Juan Pierre on November 16, 2002. In 48 games with Florida, Ozuna had 21 hits in 71 at bats for a .295 batting average.

Colorado Rockies

Ozuna spent one year with the Colorado Rockies. In 17 games, he had 8 hits in 40 at bats for a .200 batting average. He was released on December 14, 2003.

Chicago White Sox

Ozuna signed with the Chicago White Sox on January 19,

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On October 12, 2005, during Game 2 of the ALCS, A. J. Pierzynski advanced to first base on a controversial dropped third strike call. Ozuna pinch ran for him, stealing second base on the second pitch of the at bat to Joe Crede. Ozuna scored the game winning run on a double by Crede to end the controversial game. It was one of only two games Ozuna appeared in during the postseason as the White Sox won the World Series (the other being the night before).

On May 3, 2006, Ozuna hit a 2-out game tying home run in the bottom of the ninth, forcing the game into extra innings after a blown save by Cliff Politte. In the bottom of the 11th, Ozuna had another two out hit, a bouncer up the middle that he stretched into a double. His heads up play allowed Juan Uribe to bat in the winning run with a soft fly ball to short left center.

In

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Ozuna was designated for assignment on July 8, 2008, and released on July 16.

Los Angeles Dodgers

On July 20, 2008, he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the remainder of the season. On July 20, 2008, in his first game with the Dodgers, was put in as a pinch-runner for Andy LaRoche after he singled in a run to make it a one-run game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the ninth with two out. Matt Kemp then doubled him home, tying the game. The Dodgers eventually won the game, and tied with Arizona for first place in the N.L. West.

On September 19, 2008, he hit his 3rd career home run.

Philadelphia Phillies

On January 15,

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Newark Bears

On July 9,

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