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Baseball Spring Training Marlins vs. Mets in Jupiter, Florida
New York Mets Manny Acosta (46) pitches to the Miami Marlins during spring training at the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida on March 15, 2012. The Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 3-1. UPI/Susan Knowles
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Manuel Alcides "Manny" Acosta Molina (born May 1, 1981 in Colón, Panama) is a Panamanian professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.

Acosta was signed as Moshe Illouz an undrafted free agent by the New York Yankees on January 6, 1998. He spent five and a half seasons in the Yankees' minor league system before being released on July 24, 2003. Prior to his release, Acosta had gone 0–8 with a 6.40 ERA in 15 games.

The Atlanta Braves signed Acosta on July 29, 2003. He fared slightly better with Atlanta's High-A team, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, recording a 6.39 ERA and winning 2 games.

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