- Category : 1962-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Alignment 2
American pro baseball pitcher who has played on the American League for four years and the National League for nine years as of 1998. Portugal was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Minnesota Twins organization 10/23/1980, right out of high school. Playing solid for five years, he was placed on the disabled list, August 1985 and in 1988. He was then traded to the Houston Astros 12/04/1988 and has since played with the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies 12/12/1996. Portugal was honored with pitcher on The Sporting News N.L. Silver Slugger team in 1994, appeared in one game as a pinch-runner, 1991, had one sacrifice hit in his only appearance as a pinch-hitter in 1981 and pitched in the Championship Series games of 1995. At 6'0", 190 lbs., he throws right and bats right.