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Óscar Robles

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Óscar Robles
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Robles with the San Diego Padres during spring training in 2008
Infielder
Born: (1976-04-09) April 9, 1976 (age 42)
Tijuana, Mexico
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 10, 2005, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2007, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average .286
Hits 110
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 36
Teams

Oscar Manuel Robles Arenas (born April 9, 1976 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) is a former professional baseball infielder.

He spent much of the 2000's as a third baseman for the Mexico City Red Devils (Diablos Rojos del México), and played briefly as an infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers from May 2005 through 2006. He graduated from Montgomery High School in San Diego, where he had his jersey retired as a pitcher, and set a then-record for San Diego Section career hits (143). He was originally signed by Houston Astros scout Deron Rombach after being drafted in the third round of the June 1994 free agent draft. After being signed, he used some of his bonus money to buy a scoreboard for his high school field. However, the Astros had no use for Robles, so they sent him back to the Mexican Baseball League (LMB), where he batted around .400, until he was called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he played 110 games in the 2005 season. On February 2, 2007, Robles was released by the Dodgers and his contract was sold to the Diablos Rojos del México. He was soon picked up by the San Diego Padres and invited to spring training.

On April 29, 2008, the Phillies claimed Robles off waivers from the Padres and assigned him to their Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Robles played from 2009-2013 with the Diablos Rojos del México, in 2014 with the Guerreros de Oaxaca, and with the Toros de Tijuana from 2015-2017. Following the 2017 season and after winning the Mexican League Championship with the Toros, he announced his retirement as a player. However, he accepted an offer to stay with the Toros organization as a hitting coach for the 2018 season. On August 6, 2018, Robles was promoted to manager of the team for the rest of the season.

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