Player Page

Miguel Batista | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (43) / 2/19/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Rockies signed RHP Miguel Batista to a minor league contract, assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Batista was with the Rockies in spring training but was released when it was determined he wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster. The 42-year-old posted an 8.36 ERA over 28 innings at the Triple-A level for the Blue Jays before being released last month. Thu, Jun 27, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Blue Jays released RHP Miguel Batista.

Batista was sporting an 8.36 ERA and 2.04 WHIP through 28 innings at Triple-A Buffalo. The 42-year-old right-hander may try to latch on with a new organization.
Tue, May 21, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Miguel Batista to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Batista inked a minor league deal with the Rockies in January but failed to crack their 25-man roster this spring. The 42-year-old right-hander will have to first pitch well at Triple-A to get a shot with Toronto.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 05:21:00 PM

Rockies released RHP Miguel Batista.

Batista was predictably awful this spring, posting a 9.00 ERA and 2.71 WHIP over six appearances. The 42-year-old might be able to catch on with a minor league deal somewhere, but he's not going to make any sort of impact in 2013.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 09:23:00 PM

Rockies signed RHP Miguel Batista to a minor league contract.

Exact terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but the 41-year-old right-hander will receive an invitation to major league spring training as part of the contract. The Rockies' pitching staff was abysmal in 2012, so Batista stands a decent chance of making the team either as a starter or reliever.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 09:50:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Miguel Batista has decided to play in 2013, and will make a decision soon on which of four interested teams he will join.

The 18-year MLB veteran is coming off a disappointing 2012 season in which he posted a 4.61 ERA and 1.73 WHIP over 52 2/3 innings between the Mets and Braves. His veteran leadership could play well in a swingman role for teams searching for bullpen depth, but he won't be a factor in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP Miguel Batista from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Batista hasn't appeared in the majors since being released by the Mets earlier this season. He'll serve as a long man/sixth starter for the Braves with Ben Sheets (shoulder) on the disabled list.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 02:09:00 PM

Braves signed RHP Miguel Batista to a minor league contract.

Batista was released by the Mets this week after posting an ugly 4.82 ERA and 34/31 K/BB ratio over 46 2/3 innings. He's not worthy of a major league roster spot at this point of his career, so he'll serve as organization depth with Triple-A Gwinnett.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 04:44:00 PM

David Lennon of Newsday reports that Miguel Batista has signed with the Braves.

It's almost surely a minor league deal. Batista was released by the Mets after posting a 1.80 WHIP in 30 appearances with the Mets. He's unlikely to make any worthwhile appearances for Atlanta in the second half.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 01:25:00 PM

Mets released RHP Miguel Batista.

Batista was designated for assignment on Sunday and passed through waivers without drawing much interest from other teams. The 41-year-old righty had an ugly 1.80 WHIP in 30 appearances with New York.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 01:14:00 PM

Mets designated RHP Miguel Batista for assignment.

Not surprisingly, Batista was knocked around during a spot start Saturday, and he departs the club with a 4.82 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over 30 appearances. He'll likely clear waivers, and the Mets would like to keep him at Triple-A. Batista has the option of refusing the assignment and declaring free agency, though.
Sun, Jul 22, 2012 10:55:00 AM

Miguel Batista was chased for four runs over three innings in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

Batista was pretty terrible, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out two. The Mets went with Batista over prospect right-hander Matt Harvey for Saturday's start, but there's a non-zero chance this was his final appearance with the team. Harvey should be up with the big club soon at the very least.
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 04:52:00 PM

Miguel Batista will start Saturday against the Dodgers.

There was some thought that the Mets might call up prospect Matt Harvey for the outing, but he'll remain at Triple-A Buffalo. Batista has an underwhelming 3.98 ERA and 1.70 WHIP through 43 innings this season.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 05:17:00 PM

Miguel Batista will take the place of Dillon Gee (shoulder) in the starting rotation starting next Wednesday against the Nationals.

The Mets could have arranged their rotation so that they didn't need a fifth starter until July 21, but they have decided against going that route. It's not clear whether this is just a spot start for Batista, as we should know more about Gee's status in the days ahead, but he's not a promising option if the Mets hope to hang around in the playoff race. Jeremy Hefner is a logical alternative for the rotation while prospect right-hander Matt Harvey is knocking on the door for a promotion to the big leagues.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 03:58:00 PM

Mets activated RHP Miguel Batista from the 15-day disabled list.

As expected. Batista had a 3.95 ERA and 19/17 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings prior to landing on the DL last month with lower back stiffness. He'll likely be the long man Tuesday if Chris Young has a short start against the Nationals.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 04:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Jordan Pacheco
1B1Justin Morneau
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Juan Nicasio
6Jordan Lyles
7Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Boone Logan
4Matt Belisle
5Adam Ottavino
6Chad Bettis
7Tommy Kahnle