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Wirfin Obispo | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Pirates sent RHP Wirfin Obispo outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Obispo cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He holds a 3.80 ERA with 45 strikeouts over 45 frames at the Triple-A level this season. Aug 21 - 6:19 PM

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Pirates designated RHP Wirfin Obispo for assignment.

Obispo was booted off the 40-man roster Wednesday to clear a spot for recently-claimed catcher Ramon Cabrera. Obispo, 29, has a cool 2.98 career minor league ERA. But control has always been a serious problem.
Aug 13 - 5:10 PM

Pirates claimed RHP Wirfin Obispo off waivers from the Braves, optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The 29-year-old hurler had posted an underwhelming 4.66 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 21/12 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett before his release. He'll provide organizational bullpen depth for the Pirates.
Jun 1 - 6:08 PM

Braves designated RHP Wirfin Obispo for assignment.

Obispo was added to the 40-man roster last November to protect him in advance of the Rule 5 draft, but he's a pretty marginal talent. The 29-year-old, who used to pitch in Japan, has a 4.66 ERA in 19 1/3 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett.
May 31 - 1:42 PM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP Wirfin Obispo from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft. Obispo, 29, posted a 3.53 ERA with 70 strikeouts across 63 2/3 relief frames for Gwinnett this season. He'll compete for a bullpen spot in spring training.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 04:36:00 PM

Braves signed RHP Wirfin Obispo to a minor league contract.

Obispo had a 3.00 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 91/43 K/BB ratio in 96 innings this past season between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville (affiliates with the Reds). He'll serve as organizational depth for Atlanta.
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 12:08:00 PM

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4Elias Diaz
1B1Pedro Alvarez
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3Jake Elmore
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
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3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
3Andrew Lambo
4Willy Garcia
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4Jared Hughes
5Brandon Cumpton
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Casey Sadler
8Bobby LaFromboise
9Rob Scahill
10Collin Balester
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