Robert Manuel (baseball)
Born: July 9, 1983|
|July 9, 2009 for the Cincinnati Reds|
Last MLB appearance
|October 2, 2010 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||3.18|
Robert Mehmet Manuel (born July 9, 1983, in Houston, Texas) is a professional baseball relief pitcher who is currently a member of the St. Paul Saints. He has pitched parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox.
Manuel was called up to the majors on July 7, 2009. Manuel made his major league debut on July 9, 2009 against the Philadelphia Phillies, pitching 11⁄3 innings, striking out two, allowing two hits and walking two, the first player he faced was Pedro Feliz and the first player Manuel struck out was Paul Bako.
He was claimed on November 20, 2009 by the Boston Red Sox. He was designated for assignment on February 10 and assigned to the Pawtucket Red Sox. In June, Manuel was added to the 40-man roster, and on July 3 made his first major league appearance of the season. He pitched in five games in July, then was returned to Pawtucket. He was called back up to the majors in September and pitched in five more games. He became a free agent on October 13, 2010, after he refused a minor league assignment. He played for the St. Paul Saints in 2011, ending his career there.
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