Friday, February 20, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 9 - Josias Manzanillo

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Josias Manzanillo

Born: October 16, 1967, San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic
Signed: 1983 by the Red Sox
Debut: 1991 with the Red Sox
Reds Debut: 2003,  acquired via free agency
Reds Stats: 1 season at RP, 9 games, 10.2 IP, 12 K, 12.56 ERA, 0-2 record
Last Major League Season: 2004 with the Marlins

Signed first MLB contract at age 16.
Played for the Red Sox, Brewers, Mets, Yankees, Mariners, Pirates, Reds, and Marlins.
Also played minor league ball for the Royals, Astros, and Devil Rays, as well as in Taiwan and Mexico.
Manny Ramirez ruptured his testicles.

Number of cards: 45
Number of cards as a Red: 3
Number of cards in my collection: 1 (33%)


  1. This one ends so abruptly. I'd like to hear more about the testicle thing.

    1. Hey, what's life without a little mystery? Meh, Manny hit a liner back at the mound and popped him in the man-berries. Manzanillo had the wherewithal to throw him out before surgery, though.

  2. Ouch. That's just Manny being...well...Meanie. Maybe its a Dominican thing not to wear a cup.