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Rafael Robles

Rafael Orlando Robles Natera
Born: Oct. 20, 1947 in San Pedro de Macoris, D.R.
Died: Aug. 13, 1998 in New York, N.Y.
Debut: 1969 | Pos: SS
H: 6' | W: 170 | B: R | T: R

Yrs G AB R H HR RBI SB BA
3 47 133 7 25 0 3 4 .188

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Rafael Robles, a shortstop who played in 47 games with the San Diego Padres, died on Aug. 13, 1998 in New York.

He hit .188 in 133 major-league at-bats and drove in three runs. He had four stolen bases in his career.

He signed with the San Francisco Giants before the 1967 season and was selected by the Padres in the expansion draft in 1968.

His major-league debut came on April 8, 1969 and he played in six games for the Padres that season. He returned to the Padres in 1970 and hit .213 in 89 at-bats.

He played for the Padres again in 1972, collecting four hits in 24 at-bats.

In June 1972, he was traded by the Padres to the Cardinals for Mike Fiore and Bob Chlupsa. Fiore was returned to the Cardinals a month later and Robles did not play again in the majors.