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<tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #dcdcdc;">Career highlights and awards</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2">
  • Second-team All-Ivy League 2005
  • Two-time team defensive MVP (2004-05)</td></tr>
Paul Bargas
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1988-10-13) October 13, 1988 (age 30)
Perris, California
Died: June 27, 2012(2012-06-27) (aged 23)
Los Angeles, California
Bats: left Throws: left

Paul Moses Bargas (October 13, 1988 - June 26, 2012) was a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins organization. He played for class-A advanced Fort Myers Miracle until 2010 when he discover that he has Brain Cancer. He spent most of the time in treatment in Los Angeles until his death in 2012.[1]

Early years

Paul Bargas was born on October 13, 1988, in Riveriside, California. His parents are Paul Sr and Kimberly Bargas. He is the eldest of three kids who are Diana and Jhonny. He graduated from Riverside North High School in 2006 after playing baseball there and became a team captain during his senior year.[2]

Baseball career

In 2009, Bargas was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 13th round (391th overall). He was sent to the Casper Ghosts and played 6 games (1 start) with them. He was transfer to [[Tri-city Dust Devils. There, He played 13 games with a record of 3-1. He also strikeout 24 batters with an ERA OF 1.59.[3]

On December 16, 2010, Bargas was traded to the Minesota Twins for José Morales. He was sent to low class-A Asheville Tourists. He spent the whole season there, playing 58 games with a ERA of 3.59, 5 saves, 64 strikeouts and 19 walks.

Death

Sadly, Bargas missed the whole 2011 minor league season after he found out that he's diagnose with brain cancer. He spent his last years of his life in treatment at the UCLA Medical Center.[4] He died on June 26, 2012, at the age of 23 after battling cancer for nearly 2 years.[5]

References

  1. Perry, Dayn (2008-06-11). R.I.P., Paul Bargas. CBSSports.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-30.
  2. Paul Bargas Bio - University of Arizona Wildcats Official Athletic Site. Arizonawildcats.com (2007-01-04). Retrieved on 2012-06-30.
  3.   Paul Bargas, lhp, Twins. Stats: Paul Bargas. BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-30.
  4. Twins prospect Paul Bargas diagnosed with brain cancer. Content.usatoday.com (2011-05-03). Retrieved on 2012-06-30.
  5. Christensen, Joe. R.I.P. Paul Bargas: 1988-2012. StarTribune.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-30.


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