Jorge Campillo Hidalgo was born on August 10, 1978 in Tijuana, Mexico.
He is 6’1”, weighs 225 pounds, and bats and throws right.
Minor LeaguesJorge was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves on February 14, 1996, but was released after the 1996 season.
He signed with a team in the Mexican Pacific League.
Several years later, the Seattle Mariners acquired his rights and signed him on March 26, 2005.
He made his MLB debut for the Mariners, playing in two games during the season. After playing the second game, he required Tommy John surgery and subsequently missed most of the 2006 season.
Jorge returned to the game in late 2006, after completing a rehab stint with AAA Tacoma. He became a free agent after the 2006 season, but was resigned to a minor league contract by the Mariners.
Jorge played Winter Ball prior to the 2007 season. During the 2007 season, he was in the AAA Tacoma Rainiers’ starting rotation, and led the Pacific Coast League in ERA.
After the end of the minor league season, he was recalled to Seattle, where he made several successful appearances out of the Mariner bullpen.
Jorge became a free agent after the 2007 season, and signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves, with an invitation to Spring Training.
He did not make the 2008 opening day roster, however, but was called up on April 10. He made his Braves debut on April 13 in a relief appearance against the Washington Nationals.
Jorge made his first start as an Atlanta Brave on May 20th, 2008. He pitched 6 innings and was credited with a win.