Wellington Cepeda

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Wellington Cepeda

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Wellington Cepeda played five seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization and later became a coach.

Cepeda debuted with the 1996 DSL Diamondbacks, going 7-3 with a 2.09 ERA. He was 9th in the Dominican Summer League in ERA. He was 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA for the AZL Diamondbacks in his first US season of 1997. Had he qualified, he would have paced the Arizona League in ERA.

In '98, Cepeda led the South Bend Silver Hawks with 40 appearances and was 4-2 with two saves and a 3.08 ERA. He faded to 6-6 with two saves and a 5.71 ERA for the 1999 High Desert Mavericks. In his last season as a player, Cepeda was 2-3 with a 5.90 ERA back in South Bend.

Following his playing days, he was pitching coach of the Missoula Osprey in 2004 and South Bend Silver Hawks from 2005 to 2007. He was a member of the Visalia Oaks/Visalia Rawhide staff in 2008 and 2009, and returned to the Silver Hawks as pitching coach in 2010-2013. Cepeda moved to the Mobile BayBears in 2014-2015. Cepeda became a manager with the AZL Diamondbacks in 2019.

In 2020, Cepeda received his first major league coaching job as bullpen coach of the Miami Marlins.

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