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 has 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 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.