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Position: P      Born: Nov 22, 1981      Bats: Left      Throws: Right

One of the first acquisitions by Ed Wade after being named the General Manager, Villarreal was signed to a two-year contract and expected to be a key member of the revamped bullpen. Unfortunately, he struggled for a few months and was released midway through the 2008 season.