Odrisamer Despaigne

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Despaigne and the second or maternal family name is Orue.
Odrisamer Despaigne

Despaigne pitching for the Baltimore Orioles in 2016
Miami Marlins – No. 43
Born: (1987-04-04) April 4, 1987
Havana, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 23, 2014, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win–loss record 9–18
Earned run average 4.89
Strikeouts 151
WHIP 1.36

Odrisamer Despaigne Orue (/ˈdrisɑːmɪər ˈdɛspɔːnj/; OH-drees-ah-meer DES-pawn-yay;[1] born April 4, 1987) is a Cuban professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the San Diego Padres and Baltimore Orioles.


Cuban career

Despaigne played for the Industriales of the Cuban National Series, making his debut in the league in 2007. He played for the Cuban national baseball team, and defected from Cuba while in Europe for the 2013 World Port Tournament.[2] Despaigne became a legal resident of Spain, and traveled to Mexico.[3]

San Diego Padres

Despaigne pitching for the San Diego Padres in 2015

Despaigne and fellow Cuban defector Aledmys Díaz held a showcase for Major League Baseball teams on February 13, 2014.[4] Despaigne signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres on May 2, 2014.[5] The Padres assigned Despaigne to the San Antonio Missions of the Double-A Texas League, where in two games started, he allowed one earned run in 7 23 innings pitched. The Padres promoted Despaigne to the El Paso Chihuahuas of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League on May 26.[6] Despaigne was called up by the Padres on June 23 to start that night against the San Francisco Giants.[7] Despaigne pitched seven shutout innings, allowing four hits in his major league debut.[8] In his fifth major league start on July 20, Despaigne pitched 7 2/3 no-hit innings before the New York Mets' Daniel Murphy doubled. The Padres won the game 2-1.[9]

Baltimore Orioles

On February 4, 2016, Despaigne was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league pitcher Jean Cosme.[10] The Orioles designated Despaigne for assignment on September 5, 2016.

Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins claimed Despaigne off waivers on September 15, 2016.

See also


  1. Meoli, Jon. "Orioles acquire right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from Padres for minor league pitcher," The Baltimore Sun, Tuesday, February 4, 2016.
  2. "Odrisamer Despaigne, Cuban pitcher, defects while in Europe, according to report - ESPN". Espn.go.com. July 2, 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  3. "Padres nearing deal with Despaigne". UTSanDiego.com. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  4. "Cubans Aledmys Diaz and Odrisamer Despaigne will hold showcase Thursday". SBNation.com. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  5. Brock, Corey (May 2, 2014). "Cuban righty Despaigne signs with Padres". MLB.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  6. Brock, Corey (May 26, 2014). "Cuban pitcher Despaigne promoted to Triple-A". MLB.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  7. "Padres put RHP Cashner on DL, add RHP Despaigne". ESPN.com. Associated Press. June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  8. "Despaigne leads Padres past Giants 6-0". ESPN.com. Associated Press. June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  9. "Padres top Mets 2-1 after Despaigne 0-hit bid ends". ESPN.com. Associated Press. July 20, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  10. Singer, Tom (February 4, 2016). "Orioles get Despaigne from Padres for Minor Leaguer". MLB.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
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