Alex Cintrón

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Álexander Cintrón

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Hot on the heels of a .317/.359/.489 line with 13 home runs in 117 games in 2003, Álex Cintrón was the everyday shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004, only losing the job late in the season to become the starter at second base. But his batting line went down (.262/.301/.363), as did his home runs (4) and runs scored (56, down from 70) in 154 games, leading to his move to a utility man the next season. He soon became a bit player, washing out of the bigs early in the 2009 season.

He became a hitting coach with the Houston Astros in 2018. On August 9, 2020, he was at the center of a controversy as he taunted Ramon Laureano of the Oakland Athletics, supposedly insulting his mother, after Laureano had been hit by a pitch for the second time of the game. This prompted Laureano to rush to fight him, prompting a bench-clearing brawl, something strongly frowned upon by MLB in these days of COVID-19 safety protocols. Indeed, he received a 20-game suspension as the instigator of the brawl, while Laureano got six games.

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