Top Latino Free Agents Still Looking for Work in MLB

NEW YORK - MAY 09:  Carlos Delgado #21 of the New York Mets runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 9, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 10-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Tony MenendezCorrespondent IJanuary 12, 2010

Spring Training is around the corner and there still plenty of players looking to land a job for the 2010 season.


Owners and General Managers had been cautious all winter long to open their checkbooks due to the tight economy.


As the season approaches still there is a large amount of Latino free agents.


Top Latino free agents are:



Bengie Molina

Age: 35

2009: .260, 20 HR, 80 RBI

Two-Time American League Gold-Glove (2002, 2003).


Yorbit Torrealba 
Age: 31

2009: .291, 2 HR, 31 RBI


First Base

Carlos Delgado

Age: 37

2009: .298, 4 HR, 23 RBI in 26 games. He was out most of the season due to a hip injury.

Two-Time All Star; Three-Time Silver Slugger; 2000 American League Hank Aaron Award. 27 homers shy of 500.


Second Base

Felipe Lopez

Age: 29

2009: .310, 9 HR, 57 RBI (Arizona and Milwaukee)

All-Star and National League Silver Slugger


Third Base

Melvin Mora

Age: 37

2009: .260, 8 HR, 48 RBI

Two-Time All-Star; American League Silver Slugger (2004)



Miguel Tejada

Age: 35

2009: .313, 14 HR, 86 RBI; National League Doubles leader (46)

2002 American League MVP; 2005 All-Star Game MVP; Five-Time All-Star; Two-Time American League Silver Slugger (2004, 2005)


Orlando Cabrera

Age: 35

2009: .284, 9HR, 77 RBI (Oakland and Minnesota)

Two-Time Gold Glove (2001, 2007)



Fernando Tatis

Age: 35

2009: .282, 8HR, 48 RBI


Starting Pitchers

Pedro Martinez

Age: 39

2009: 5-1, 3.63 in 9 games pitched

Eight-Time All-Star; Three-Time Cy Young Award


Joel Piñeiro

Age: 31

2009: 15-12, 3.49 ERA



Jose Valverde

Age: 30

2009: 25 saves, 2.33 ERA

National League Saves Leader (2007, 2008)

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