Oscar M. Robles (born April 9, 1976 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) is an
infielder with the Philadelphia Phillies
He has spent much of this decade as a third baseman
for the Mexico City Red Devils
(Diablos Rojos del
), and briefly as an infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers
from May through .
graduated from Montgomery High School in San Diego, where he had his jersey retired as a pitcher, and set a then-record for San Diego Section
career hits (143).
He was originally signed by Houston Astros
scout Deron Rombach after
being drafted in the third round of the June free agent draft.
After being signed, he used some of his bonus money to buy a
scoreboard for his high school field. However, the Astros had no
use for Robles, so they sent him back to the Mexican Baseball
League (LMB), where he batted around .400, until he was called up
by the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he played 110 games in the 2005
season. On February 2, , Robles was released by the Dodgers and his
contract was sold to the Diablos Rojos del México. He was soon
picked up by the San Diego Padres
and invited to spring
29, , the Phillies claimed Robles off waivers from the Padres and
assigned him to their Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Allentown,
Through 163 games, he has a career batting average of .260. He has
little power with only five career home runs.