Octavio Eduardo Dotel (born November 25, 1973 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Domincan professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. He has pitched for 12 different ML teams, tying a major league record held by pitchers Mike Morgan and Ron Villone; Matt Stairs holds the record for a position player, having played for 13 teams.
Dotel graduated from Liceo Cansino Afuera High School in the Dominican Republic and was signed by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1993. He played for their minor league affiliate in the Dominican League through 1994 and then promoted through the Mets' minor league system for the next several seasons.
Dotel made his major league debut on June 26, 1999 for the New York Mets and lost. His first MLB win came July 1, 1999 against the Florida Marlins. He ended the season as the winning pitcher in the 1999 National League Championship Series game five against the Atlanta Braves.