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Armando Benitez
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Birth Date:November 3, 1972
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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Armando Benitez

Biography:Armando Benitez Armando Benítez Position Relief Pitcher Team San Francisco Giants Years of Experience 11 years Age 33 Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight 245 lb (111 kg) Bats Right Throws Right College N/A 2006 Salary $4,771,206 Place of Birth Ramón Santana, Dominican Republic Selection Signed as undrafted free agent in 1990 Drafted by Baltimore Orioles Major League Debut July 28, 1994 Armando Germán Benítez (born November 3, 1972) in Ramón Santana, Dominican Republic), is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants. He is known for his lively fastball, which occasionally reaches 100 MPH, and his crafty splitter.

Benítez was signed in 1990 by the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent. Coming up through the Orioles' farm system, he made his debut in 1994. While with the Orioles, he initially struggled, collecting a 5.66 ERA in 1995 and faltering in the postseason frequently. Nevertheless, he started to show some of his future potential in 1998, earning a 3.82 ERA and 22 saves in 71 games.

Before the 1999 season, Benítez was traded to the New York Mets for Charles Johnson. During his first four seasons in New York, he became one of the Major Leagues' elite closers, saving 139 games. Unfortunately, he is not known to be a clutch player and blew his first World Series save opportunity. Regardless, several playoff contenders were in demand for his services. Midway through 2003, Benítez was traded to the New York Yankees, who intended to use him as a setup man for Mariano Rivera. Benítez had a 1.93 ERA in nine games before being traded again to the Seattle Mariners, where he finished the season.

In 2004, Benítez once again became a closer, taking a pay cut to join the Florida Marlins for one year. His season with the Marlins ended up being his best season to date; he saved 47 games in 51 chances and compiled a 1.29 ERA. In fact, after giving up a solo home run in his first game of the season, he did not allow another earned run until June 5, after an impressive streak of 30 scoreless innings. After the season, Benítez elected to become a free agent, signing a three-year contract with the San Francisco Giants that was worth a reported US$21 million. POKEMON ROCKS!!!!! :) :)

Chinese Horoscope for Armando Benitez
Includes characteristics and Vices
Armando Benitez's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 15, 1972 - February 02, 1973
Birthday: November 3, 1972

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Armando Benitez's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: November 3, 1972

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Armando Benitez's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: November 3, 2017

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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