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Rheal Cormier
Born: April 23, 1967 (1967-04-23) (age 42)
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
August 15, 1991 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
April 18, 2007 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     71-64
Earned run average     4.03
Strikeouts     760

Rhéal Paul Cormier (born April 23, 1967 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada) is a Canadian of Acadian ancestry who is a free agent Major League Baseball pitcher.

He attended Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick, Rhode Island and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 6th round of the 1988 amateur draft.


Professional career

On July 31, 2006, Cormier was traded from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Cincinnati Reds for pitching prospect Justin Germano.

On April 28, 2007, Cormier was designated for assignment by the Reds after a poor start to the 2007 campaign. He had 3 IP, 9.00 ERA, and 1K that season. On May 13, 2007, The Atlanta Braves signed Cormier to a minor league contract and assigned him to their AAA-affiliate, the Richmond Braves. He only played for them briefly and decided to take the summer off.

In 2008, he joined the Moncton Mets, a senior team based in Moncton, New Brunswick, in an attempt to make a come-back and join the Canadian Olympic Team participating in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

2006 World Baseball Classic

Prior to the 2006 season, Cormier played for the Canada national baseball team in the World Baseball Classic. Despite winning two of three games, the team failed to advance beyond the first round. While their record matched Team USA and Team Mexico, they were eliminated in the tie breaker because they allowed the most runs.[1] Cormier appeared in two of the games (Mexico and South Africa), pitching 1.2 innings giving up 1 hit and allowing no earned runs.[2]


Cormier played for the Canada national baseball team in 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea; at the time baseball was a demonstration sport. The Canadian team did not win a medal during this competition, ending with a 1-2 record.

In 2008 Cormier played for the Canadian national baseball team in the 2008 Summer Olympics. At age 41, Cormier was the oldest baseball player in the competition.[3]


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