Adolfo Matamoros

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Adolfo Ernesto Matamoros Nino

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 170 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Adolfo Matamoros caught frequently for the Nicaraguan national team. He was 0 for 4 in the 1999 Pan American Games. In the 2001 Baseball World Cup, he was 1 for 2 with 3 runs as a backup. He led the 2001 Central American Games with a .625 average as Nicaragua won Gold. He hit .294/.368/.294 in the 2003 Baseball World Cup and threw out 2 of 4 opposing base-stealers as Nicaragua's starter. He was 4 for 23 in the 2003 Pan American Games. In 2005, he came to play in Italy for Reggio Emilia, batting .259/.297/.350 and gunning down 25 of 58 attempted base-stealers for a 43.1% success rate. He appears to have been a late scratch in the 2005 Baseball World Cup, listed on the rosters while Sergio Mena (not listed on the rosters) was the backup catcher instead.

He helped Nicaragua take the Gold at the 2006 Central American Games. In the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, Matamoros went 2 for 13 with a double. In that year's Americas Olympic Qualifier, he hit only .203/.200/.310 but threw out an amazing six of seven attempted base thieves.

Matamoros played for T&A San Marino in 2007, hitting .312/.352/.424 in 16 games. In 2008, he batted .276/.333/.316 in 27 games as a player-coach for San Marino.