Jorge "Popeye" Campillo Hidalgo
(born August 10, 1978, in Tijuana
, Baja California
) is a right-handed pitcher
for the Tigres de Quintana Roo
organization who has played on two Major League Baseball
Campillo was signed as an undrafted free agent
by the Atlanta Braves on February 14, . Campillo was released by the Braves after the 1996 season and signed with a team in the Mexican Pacific League
. The Mariners acquired his rights and signed him on March 26, .
He made his major league debut in 2005 with the Seattle Mariners
, playing in two games during the season. After leaving a game in 2005 with an injury, Campillo required Tommy John surgery
After rehabbing, Campillo made a rocky first post-surgery appearance with the Mariners in late 2006, after the team purchased his contract from Triple-A Tacoma
. He became a free agent after the 2006 season, but was resigned to a minor league contract by the Mariners.
Campillo played Winter Ball prior to the season, when he very successfully headlined the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers' starting rotation. His recovery complete, Campillo led the Pacific Coast League
in ERA. After the end of the minor league season, he was recalled to Seattle, where Campillo made several successful appearances out of the Mariner bullpen.
Campillo became a free agent after the season. On December 17, 2007,... Read More