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Pedro Viola

Pedro Viola
MLB Player information
NamePedro Viola
PositionRelief pitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsLeft
MLB debutSeptember 8, 2009 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Win-Loss0-0
Earned run average7.50
Strikeouts12
Teams
*Cincinnati Reds (2009) *Baltimore Orioles (2010-present)

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Pedro Viola (born June 29, 1983 in San Juan, Dominican Republic)is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. He was called up to the majors on September 2, 2009 after was 2-2 with a 5.47 ERA and converted eight of 11 save chances for the Triple-A Louisville Bats.

Viola has played for teams on every minor league level in the Reds organization, some of which have since ended affiliation with the Reds. He played for the DSL Reds, Sarasota Reds, Dayton Dragons and Chattanooga Lookouts before Louisville.

Viola made his debut with the Reds on September 8 at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies, pitching in the sixth and seventh innings in relief of starter Matt Maloney. He gave up a home run to Eric Young, Jr. to lead off the sixth inning, Young's first career homer. Viola also allowed a Todd Helton single during the inning. He walked and struck out one batter each in the seventh, en route to a 3-1 Rockies victory.

Viola was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on April 21, 2010.

After joining the Orioles he spent most of his time in Double AA Bowie but has been called up on 2 occasions. He's currently pitching in the bullpen for the Orioles after being called up in late June to join the team. He was also called up previously on May 20, 2011.


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