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April 22, 1986 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
It's been going on as long as men have earned a living playing with bats and balls. The veteran player takes the rookie under his wing, shows him around, talks to him about opposing hitters, maybe even fills his cleats with shaving cream. It's all designed to make the kid feel at home . . . and help him keep the other team from getting there.
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February 27, 2009 | Associated Press
Jose Rijo, a special assistant to Washington Nationals General Manager Jim Bowden, was fired Thursday, the latest fallout from a scandal involving a top prospect from the Dominican Republic who lied about his age and name. The team also fired Jose Baez, the Nationals' director of operations in the Dominican Republic, and cut ties with Rijo's baseball academy in the Dominican Republic. Etc.
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April 11, 1991 | BILL BRUBAKER, WASHINGTON POST
At 15, Jose Rijo was a picture of desperation. An uninspired student who seemed to excel only in sports, he lived with his family in a cramped, aluminum-roof house in the Dominican Republic, supported largely by two uncles who had moved to New York. "We were so poor I had to play ball in a friend's shoes, which were too small," Rijo said. "The shoes were so tight and worn out I had blisters on each of my toes."
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June 5, 2002 | Associated Press
Jose Rijo is out of the Cincinnati Reds' rotation again, and it's unclear if he'll ever get back in it. The 37-year-old pitcher, who overcame five major elbow operations, will go back in the bullpen for a while, Manager Bob Boone said Tuesday. He gave no indication whether it's a long-term move. "I don't know the answer to that," Boone said. Instead of Rijo starting Saturday in Anaheim, right-hander Carlos Almanzar will make his first major league start. * St.
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January 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Cincinnati Red pitchers Rob Dibble and Jose Rijo have paid fines totaling $196 for speeding charges they incurred last month in Franklin, Ohio.
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December 8, 1987 | Associated Press
The Cincinnati Reds, continuing to rebuild their pitching staff, traded six-time All-Star Dave Parker, 37, to Oakland today for right-handed pitcher Jose Rijo and southpaw Tim Birtsas. The Reds had been looking to deal Parker and his $1.3 million salary for young talent, especially pitching.
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December 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Reds pitcher Jose Rijo, the team's most valuable player in the World Series sweep of the Oakland A's, is suing for divorce. Rijo's complaint, filed Wednesday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, alleges that Rosie Rijo "has been guilty of gross neglect of duty" toward her husband and that the two are incompatible. Rosie Rijo, 27, is the daughter of Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal, formerly of the San Francisco Giants.
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June 24, 1989 | Associated Press
Rookie Lenny Harris scored one run and drove in another Friday night as the Cincinnati Reds handed Mike Morgan some more hard luck, holding off the Dodgers, 3-1. Morgan (5-6) fell below .500 despite leading the major leagues with a 1.64 earned-run average. He gave up two runs on eight hits in six innings. Jose Rijo (7-4) allowed one run on seven hits before leaving with back spasms. Norm Charlton relieved in the sixth and pitched three hitless innings.
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March 21, 1991 | Associated Press
Jose Rijo, the World Series most valuable player, is fuming over Manager Lou Piniella's choice of Tom Browning as the Cincinnati Reds' opening-day starter. "I don't think it's fair," Rijo said. "I have respect for Tom Browning. He's a great pitcher. But when Lou picks Browning, he's showing me no respect. He's playing with my head, and I don't like it." Browning has made two opening-day starts for the Reds, and his 93 career victories are tops on the Reds' pitching staff.
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April 9, 1996 | Associated Press
Cincinnati pitcher Jose Rijo had surgery to clean out scar tissue and a buildup of calcium in his reconstructed right elbow. Dr. James Andrews also removed a bone formation during the operation in Birmingham, Ala. Manager Ray Knight said it's not necessarily a major setback for Rijo, who threw well early in spring training and then tailed off and developed a sore elbow. "It'll be, from what I was told today, just a couple of weeks' setback," Knight said.
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April 28, 2002
-- Rijo Grand Cincinnati right-hander Jose Rijo continued his amazing comeback Saturday, making his first start at Cinergy Field since 1995 and pitching six strong innings in the Reds' 8-4 victory over San Francisco. Rijo, who turns 37 on May 13, didn't pitch in the major leagues for five seasons because of arm trouble, undergoing elbow surgery five times. A look at his statistics since his comeback in 2001 and for his career, which started with the New York Yankees in 1984: IP H ER HR BB SO W-L ERA 2001-02 36 35 8 3 13 22 2-0 2.00 Career 1,820 1,640 636 136 652 1,580 113-87 3.15 -- -- RIVALRY RENEWED The Giants' Barry Bonds had a double in two at-bats Saturday against Rijo but has struggled against him in his career.
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April 19, 1998 | ROSS NEWHAN
Those Dodger phenoms? Let's see: Billy Ashley is with the Boston Red Sox triple-A team in Pawtucket, Mass., Karim Garcia is hitting .100 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Paul Konerko is batting .220 as the Dodger first baseman. One more spin, please. . . .
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March 21, 1998 | Associated Press
Jose Rijo stands in front of the dressing cubicle, grabs the end of a stretching band and pulls it forward, simulating a throw. He does it again and again, repeating the motion he has made thousands of times during the last three years as he tries to rebuild his scarred elbow. Rijo is in the Cincinnati Reds' training camp in Sarasota, Fla., as a non-roster pitcher, making what is probably his final comeback attempt from four major elbow operations since Aug. 22, 1995.
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April 9, 1996 | Associated Press
Cincinnati pitcher Jose Rijo had surgery to clean out scar tissue and a buildup of calcium in his reconstructed right elbow. Dr. James Andrews also removed a bone formation during the operation in Birmingham, Ala. Manager Ray Knight said it's not necessarily a major setback for Rijo, who threw well early in spring training and then tailed off and developed a sore elbow. "It'll be, from what I was told today, just a couple of weeks' setback," Knight said.
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March 11, 1996 | Associated Press
Some noteworthy pitchers were on the mound Sunday, showing mostly positive results. Fernando Valenzuela threw four innings of no-hit ball for the San Diego Padres in a split-squad game against the San Francisco Giants at Peoria, Ariz. . . . Jose Rijo took a major step in his recovery from elbow surgery by pitching two perfect innings for Cincinnati against Kansas City at Plant City, Fla., in his first official spring appearance. . . .
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June 25, 1995 | Associated Press
Jose Rijo is scheduled to start today for the Cincinnati Reds, putting his pitching elbow to the test. Rijo had a cortisone shot Monday to get rid of pain and inflammation that had disabled him and left him contemplating surgery. The right-hander felt no side-effects Saturday from his 52-pitch workout in the bullpen a day earlier. He will take the mound today against Florida to see whether the cortisone permits him to pitch competitively.
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March 11, 1996 | Associated Press
Some noteworthy pitchers were on the mound Sunday, showing mostly positive results. Fernando Valenzuela threw four innings of no-hit ball for the San Diego Padres in a split-squad game against the San Francisco Giants at Peoria, Ariz. . . . Jose Rijo took a major step in his recovery from elbow surgery by pitching two perfect innings for Cincinnati against Kansas City at Plant City, Fla., in his first official spring appearance. . . .
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June 5, 2002 | Associated Press
Jose Rijo is out of the Cincinnati Reds' rotation again, and it's unclear if he'll ever get back in it. The 37-year-old pitcher, who overcame five major elbow operations, will go back in the bullpen for a while, Manager Bob Boone said Tuesday. He gave no indication whether it's a long-term move. "I don't know the answer to that," Boone said. Instead of Rijo starting Saturday in Anaheim, right-hander Carlos Almanzar will make his first major league start. * St.
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March 27, 1993 | Associated Press
Excited by his new contract, Jose Rijo gave up a first-inning home run Friday before settling down to get the victory as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-6. Rijo (1-0), who agreed in principle to a multiyear contract earlier in the day, fell behind quickly as Wally Joyner hit a two-run homer in the first. The right-hander gave up only one more run during six innings, striking out seven. "I had a hard time concentrating today," Rijo said. "Maybe I was too emotional."
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September 13, 1992 | from Associated Press
Jose Rijo pitched eight shutout innings and hit a two-run single, and the Cincinnati Reds hammered Bruce Hurst in a 7-4 victory over the Padres on Saturday at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. Hurst (14-8) went 7 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on 12 hits, including Barry Larkin's solo home run in the eighth and rookie Willie Greene's run-scoring triple. Reggie Sanders hit a two-run homer in the ninth, his third hit of the game, off Tim Scott.
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