|Oakland Athletics – No. 61|
February 19, 1985 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|April 7, 2012 for the San Francisco Giants|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||2.45|
Daniel Anthony Otero (born February 19, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. Previously, he pitched for the San Francisco Giants in 2012.
Otero went to Ransom Everglades High School in Coconut Grove, Florida. He began his college baseball career at Duke University, where he played for the Duke Blue Devils baseball team in the Atlantic Coast Conference from 2004 through 2006. In the summer of 2005, he helped the Newport Gulls win their third NECBL championship.
The San Francisco Giants drafted Otero out of USF in the 21st round (644th overall) of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. They added him to the 40 man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft after the 2011 season. Otero made the club's Opening Day roster in 2012.
Otero won the 2012 Harry S. Jordan Award, which is given in recognition of the player in his first big league camp whose performance and dedication in Spring Training best exemplifies the Giants' spirit. In his major league debut, on April 7, 2012, Otero recorded his first career major league strikeout against Justin Upton.
- "Villalona among Giants' 40-man roster additions". sfgiants.com. November 19, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- "Rookies Sanchez, Otero on roster for opener". sfgiants.com. April 4, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- "Dan Otero Voted 2012 Harry S. Jordan Award Winner". sfgiants.com. March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
- "Otero's first career strike out". sfgiants.com. April 7, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Yankees Claim Dan Otero
- Links, Zach (March 27, 2013). "Yankees Claim Sam Demel, DFA Danny Otero". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
- A's claim RHPs Danny Otero and Josh Stinson off waivers
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)