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2008-08-15 A's Game White Sox RP Octavio Dotel
Octavio Eduardo Dotel (born November 25, 1973 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. He throws and bats Right. On June 24, 2004, Dotel was traded to the Oakland Athletics in a three-team trade that brought slugger Carlos Beltran to the Astros, minor leaguer Mike Wood, Mark Teahen, and John Buck to the Kansas City Royals. Dotel served as closer for the Athletics and finished the 2004 season with a career-high 36 saves (22 for the A's and 14 for the Astros). The highlight of the season for Dotel occurred on September 2nd against the Chicago White Sox. In the 4-2 victory, he struck out Joe Borchard to end the game, raising his arms in excitement. Dotel began 2005 as closer for the Athletics again, but had a rough start and soon went on the 60-day disabled list on May 19. He underwent Tommy John surgery on June 1, ending his season after just 15 games. On January 21, 2008 he agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Chicago White Sox.