Raúl Mondesí

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Raul Mondesi in 1998

Raúl Ramón Mondesí Avelino (born March 12, 1971, in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball player. Now, he is the mayor of San Cristóbal Province in the Dominican Republic.[1] He was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1994. He won Gold Glove Awards in 1995 and 1997 as an outfielder.

Mondesí was first signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur in 1988. He played in the Pioneer League. His first Major League game was on July 19, 1993.

On November 8, 1999, he was traded by the Dodgers (along with Pedro Borbón, Jr.) to the Toronto Blue Jays for Shawn Green and minor league player Jorge Nunez. Mondesí was traded by the Blue Jays to the New York Yankees on July 1, 2002 for Scott Wiggins. The Yankees traded him on July 29, 2003 to the Arizona Diamondbacks for David Dellucci, Bret Prinz and minor leaguer John Prowl.

He signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates on February 24, 2004. He left the team for personal reasons. The Anaheim Angels signed him on May 30, 2004. Shortly after, he tore his quadriceps and was placed on the disabled list. The Atlanta Braves signed Mondesí in 2005.

Mondesí is currently out of baseball and living in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic.

References[change | change source]

  1. Baxter, Kevin (23 December 2009). "Raul Mondesi is a rising star again -- in Dominican Republic politics". LA Times. Retrieved 21 October 2012.