Kelvin de la Cruz

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Kelvin de La Cruz
Kelvin De La Cruz.jpg
Baltimore Orioles
Born: (1988-08-01) August 1, 1988 (age 26)
La Vega, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Kelvin Antonio de la Cruz (born August 1, 1988) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization.

Minor league career[edit]

De la Cruz started his career with the Cleveland Indians rookie team, the GCL Indians, in 2006. In his first year in the minor leagues, he had a 1–2 win–loss record with an earned run average (ERA) of 10.98. In 2007 with the GCL Indians, he went 3–0 with an ERA of 3.11. In 2008 he continued his career with the Single-A Lake County Captains, Advanced-A Kinston Indians, and the Double-A Akron Aeros. He went 0–2 with the rookie AZL Indians in 2009, and also went 2–0 with Advanced-A Kinston. The Indians placed him on their 40-man roster prior to the 2010 season.[1]

De la Cruz was designated for assignment on February 13, 2012 to make room on the 40-man roster for Casey Kotchman. On February 21, he was traded to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations. On March 15, de la Cruz was traded back to the Indians for cash considerations.[2]

De la Cruz was designated for assignment for a second time on March 21, 2012 to make room on the Indians 40-man roster for Rick VandenHurk. The Detroit Tigers claimed de la Cruz off waivers from the Indians on March 23, 2012 and assigned him to the AA Erie SeaWolves. De la Cruz spent 2012 with Erie, going 5–8 with a 4.92 ERA in 30 game, 18 of them starts.[citation needed]

On November 21, 2012, de la Cruz signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.[3] He was assigned to the AA Chattanooga Lookouts but was quickly promoted to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. In 47 games with the Isotopes, he was 3–1 with a 2.89 ERA.[citation needed]

On November 18, 2013, he signed a one-year Major League contract with the Baltimore Orioles.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Parker, John (April 19, 2010). "Kinston's De La Cruz fires six no-hit innings". Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (March 15, 2012). "Indians Re-Acquire Kelvin De La Cruz". MLB Trade Rumors. 
  3. ^ Axisa, Mike (November 21, 2012). "Minor Moves: Athletics, Nationals, Dodgers". MLB Trade Rumors. 

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