Elmer Dessens Essentials

Bats: R Throws: R
71 Weight: 200
Born: Wednesday, January 13, 1971 in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico
Died: in ,
Debut: 6/24/1996
Last Game: 10/2/2010
Full Name: Elmer Dessens

Elmer Dessens, pitcher for the Pirates from 1996-98. He was an amateur free agent signing by the Pirates in 1993. He pitched two seasons in the Mexican League before the Pirates sent him to Double-A in 1995, where he went 15-8, 2.49 in 27 games. After pitching briefly in the minors he made his Major League debut in late June 1996 and went 0-2, 8.28 in 15 games, three as a starter. He returned to the Mexican League for 1997, making three late season appearances for the Pirates. Dessens spent most of the 1998 season in the Pirates bullpen, posting a 2-6, 5.67 record in 43 games. He was released by the Pirates just prior to Opening Day in 1999. He pitched 380 major league games after leaving Pittsburgh and was active in pro ball up until 2011.