Ex-Reds star Rijo indicted in D.R.

Ex-Reds star Rijo indicted in D.R.

SAN PEDRO, Dominican Republic, July 30 (UPI) -- Former Cincinnati Reds all-star pitcher Jose Rijo has been indicted on charges of laundering money for an alleged drug trafficker, prosecutors said Monday.
Bowden quits as GM of Nationals

Bowden quits as GM of Nationals

VIERA, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals General Manager Jim Bowden resigned Sunday, saying he didn't want to be a distraction to the team.

Nationals fire Jose Rijo

VIERA, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have fired Jose Rijo, special assistant to general manager Jim Bowden, after an embarrassing report about prospect Esmailyn Gonzalez.

Rijo might hang it up

CINCINNATI, June 11 (UPI) -- Veteran righthander Jose Rijo of Cincinnati is pondering retirement.

More surgery for Rijo

SARASOTA, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Jose Rijo, who was attempting to secure a bullpen role with the Cincinnati Reds this spring, will undergo right elbow surgery soon.

Reds activate RHP Jose Rijo

HOUSTON, July 13 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Reds placed lefthander Gabe White on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a broken toe in his right foot and activated righthander Jose Rijo.

Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 0

MILWAUKEE, May 13 (UPI) -- Jose Rijo worked five strong innings on his 37th birthday and rookie Austin Kearns belted a two-run homer as the Cincinnati Reds coasted to a 5-0 victory over t

Reds put Rijo on major league roster

SARASOTA, Fla., March 22 (UPI) -- Jose Rijo made it all the way back to the major leagues last season. Now he will be staying there.
Jose Rijo

José Antonio Rijo Abreu (born May 13, 1965 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball best known for his years with the Cincinnati Reds (1988-1995 and 2001-2002).

Plagued by injuries during his career, he left the major leagues at age 30 before returning six years later for one and a half seasons. Rijo is best known for his performance in the 1990 World Series, when he recorded two victories in a four-game sweep over the defending champion Oakland A's, including a two-hitter in the final Game Four. Rijo's performance earned him the World Series MVP Award as the Reds won their first championship in fifteen years.

When Rijo broke into the majors with the New York Yankees in 1984, he was 18 years old and the youngest player in either league. The previous year, he'd had a 15-5 record in the Florida League with a 1.68 ERA. But he did not have a good rookie season, and some observers commented that Yankee owner George Steinbrenner had orchestrated the call-up, hoping to create a phenom along the lines of the crosstown Mets' 1984 rookie sensation Dwight Gooden. When this did not happen, Rijo was sent to the Oakland A's as part of a trade package for Rickey Henderson.

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