Pedro Julio Astacio (born November 28, 1969 in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1992- part of 1997), Colorado Rockies (part of 1997- part of 2001), Houston Astros (part of 2001), New York Mets (2002-2003), Boston Red Sox (2004), Texas Rangers (2005), the San Diego Padres (part of 2005) and the Washington Nationals (2006). In 2007, Astacio signed a contract with the Nationals' AAA-class affiliate, the Columbus Clippers. However, he was released in mid-May.
Attended Pilar Rondon High School in the Dominican Republic. He owns a ranch in Quisqueya, Dominican Republic next to the ranch of Florida Marlins pitcher Armando Benitez. He is married to Ana and has 3 sons: Pedro Jr., Julio, and Pedro Justo, and he has two daughters, Monica and Annie. Astacio received a World Series Championship ring as a member of the 2004 Boston Red Sox.
- Center, Bill, "Padres, Astacio at odds", Union-Tribune, December 20, 2005. accessed December 26, 2006.
- ↑ Bill Ladson. "Nats sign Astacio to Minor League deal", mlb.com, 2007-03-20. Retrieved on 2007-03-22.
- ↑ Bill Ladson. "Mailbag: Why are the Nats improving?", mlb.com, 2007-05-28. Retrieved on 2007-05-29.
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