José Macías

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2005 Topps Total #52 Jose Macias

Jose Prado Macias Salazar

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 173 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jose Macias helped the Panamanian national team to a Gold Medal in the 1997 Central American Games. He was disliked by many internet Chicago Cubs fans who saw his playing time as favoritism by manager Dusty Baker. During the 2005 season he became the Cubs' everyday centerfielder while Jerry Hairston Jr. was on the disabled list.

After being released by the Cubs the following off-season, Macias signed with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan. He hit .229 with 21 RBIs in 73 games in 2006 as the Fighters won the 2006 Japan Series.

After spending 2007 with the Nashville Sounds in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, Macias became a free agent and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but did not return to the major leagues.

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