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Arquímedez Pozo Pozo Ortiz (born August 24, 1973 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a retired professional baseball player. He played parts of three seasons in Major League Baseball in the mid-1990s for the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox. He also played one season each in Nippon Professional Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization. Pozo's primary position was third base, though he also played occasional second.

Arquimedez Pozo
Third baseman
Born: (1973-08-24)August 24, 1973
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 12, 1995, for the Seattle Mariners
NPB: April 2, 1999, for the Yokohama BayStars
KBO: April 2, 2000, for the Haitai Tigers
Last appearance
MLB: September 28, 1997, for the Boston Red Sox
NPB: October 6, 1999, for the Yokohama BayStars
KBO: May 28, 2000, for the Haitai Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average.189
Home runs1
Runs batted in14
Teams
Career highlights and awards

CareerEdit

Pozo was signed as an undrafted amateur free agent by the Seattle Mariners in 1990 and spent three years in the Mariners minor league system before making his major league debut on September 12, 1995.

After starting the 1996 season with the Tacoma Rainiers, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox for Jeff Manto. He spent the next two seasons splitting time between Boston and the Pawtucket Red Sox.

In his third game with the Red Sox, on July 28, 1996, he hit a grand slam off of Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Eddie Guardado. It was the only home run of Pozo's career.

After spending the entire 1998 season with the Pawtucket Red Sox, he signed with the Yokohama BayStars of the Japanese Central League for 1999.[1] In 2000, he played for the KBO's Haitai Tigers and the Tigres del México in the Mexican League.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wayne Gretzky (1999-04-02). "Japanese baseball's golden anniversary season begins tonight: 55 foreigners on hand to fight yakyu wars". Tokyo Weekender. Retrieved 2008-01-27.

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