Octavio Eduardo Dotel Diaz (born November 25, 1973) is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher. Dotel played for thirteen major league teams, more than any other player in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB), setting the mark when he pitched for the Detroit Tigers on April 7, 2012, breaking a record previously held by Mike Morgan, Matt Stairs, and Ron Villone. He was a member of the Houston Astros for 5 seasons.
Dotel made his MLB debut on June 26, 1999, for the New York Mets and lost. His first MLB win came July 1, 1999, against the Florida Marlins. He ended the season as the winning pitcher in the 1999 National League Championship Series game five against the Atlanta Braves.
He was voted Player of the Week for the week of July 25, 1999. Dotel won the 2011 World Series as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.
- ^ Jayson Stark, "Call Octavio Dotel the ultimate nomad", ESPN", Mar 13, 2012
- ^ Rafael Hermoso, "Octavio Hits A High Note Hangs On For First Met Win", NYDailyNews, Jul 2, 1999
- ^ "Baseball Cube". Baseball Cube. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
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