(Redirected from Manuel Corpas)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut July 18, 2006
- Final Game September 27, 2013
- Born December 3, 1982 in Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá, Panama
Manny Corpas was a workhorse reliever in parts of seven seasons, mainly with the Colorado Rockies.
Corpas was signed by scout Tim Ireland in 1999 and pitched briefly for Venoco (VSL) in 2000 and the DSL Rockies in 2001. Debuting in 2006 and on to 2008, he appeared in 189 major league games, coupled with 42 games in the minors in 2006 (and an ERA of 0.98 split between two teams). Corpas pitched in the 2007 World Series, giving up no runs in two games, having replaced Brian Fuentes as the Rockies' closer down the stretch during their remarkable late season run that propelled them into the postseason. He saved 19 games that year, with a 2.08 ERA, the lowest relief ERA in Rockies' history. He saved all three of the Rockies' wins against the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS, then added a pair of saves as Colorado swept the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2007 NLCS. He promptly lost the closer's job when he posted a 4.52 ERA with nine blown saves in 2008.
Corpas was on Panama's roster for the 2009 WBC but did not pitch. He showed signs of fatigue in 2009, posting a very high 5.88 ERA in 35 games. He spent time on the disabled list and was back in AAA for 3 games. In 2010, he spent the entire season with Colorado, pitching 56 games with a 4.62 ERA and 10 saves and was released after the season. He signed with the Texas Rangers for 2011 but did not pitch at all, and in 2012 had a 5.01 ERA in 48 games with the Chicago Cubs. He was done in the bigs after 31 games back in Denver in 2013.