Manny Delcarmen

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Manny Delcarmen
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Delcarmen on September 12, 2006.
Washington Nationals
Pitcher
Born: (1982-02-16) February 16, 1982 (age 32)
Boston, Massachusetts
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 2005 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
(through 2011 season)
Win–loss record 11–8
Earned run average 3.97
Strikeouts 326
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Manuel "Manny" Delcarmen (born February 16, 1982) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Washington Nationals organization. He has been called "The Pride of Hyde Park".[1]

Early life[edit]

Delcarmen is a native of the Hyde Park section of Boston, Massachusetts and a graduate of West Roxbury High School.

Career[edit]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

Delcarmen was a second-round draft pick by Boston in 2000; he was the first draftee from a Boston public high school in 34 years, and made his debut with the Red Sox on July 27, 2005.

Beginning the season at Double-A Portland, he posted a 4-4 record with three saves and a 3.23 ERA in 31 games. After a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, he struck out 12 with a 3.00 ERA over nine innings.

In 2005, Delcarmen was called up to the major leagues for 10 games. He pitched 9 innings with a 3.00 ERA and 9 strikeouts.

After starting the 2006 season in Pawtucket, Delcarmen was recalled to the major leagues on April 22, 2006. On June 11, Delcarmen got his first major league win, pitching two innings against the Texas Rangers.

Delcarmen was on the Red Sox roster off and on during the 2007 season. He was recalled from Triple A Pawtucket on June 17, 2007 when relief pitcher Brendan Donnelly was placed on the disabled list. On July 23, Delcarmen finished out a 6-2 Red Sox victory over Cleveland with an inning and one-third of scoreless relief, recording his first major league save. He finished the 2007 season with 44 innings in the majors and a 2.05 ERA. In the 2007 playoffs he had 4 1/3 IP, and allowed 4 earned runs and was part of the 2007 World Champions.

After an intensive offseason workout regimen, Delcarmen lost 15 pounds. Manager Terry Francona remarked that "he’s lean and he’s looking really good."[2]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

On August 31, 2010, Delcarmen was traded to Colorado for minor league pitcher Chris Balcom-Miller.

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On February 10, 2011, Delcarmen signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners. He was released on June 1.[3]

Texas Rangers[edit]

Delcarmen signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on June 2. He was assigned to the Triple-A Round Rock Express.[4] He was released on July 13, after making eight appearances for the Triple-A Round Rock Express, posting a 6.75 ERA.[5]

New York Yankees[edit]

The New York Yankees signed Delcarmen to a minor league contract on January 30, 2012. He also received an invitation to spring training.[6] He spent the 2012 season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

The Baltimore Orioles signed Delcarmen to a minor league contract on January 30, 2013.[7]

Washington Nationals[edit]

On December 2, 2013, Delcarmen signed a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training, with the Washington Nationals.[8]

Scouting report[edit]

His career was on the fast track with a mid 90s fastball, and a great curveball - until he injured himself in May 2003. Delcarmen had Tommy John surgery, but returned to the mound a year later in May 2004. Post-surgery, Delcarmen's fastball may have actually gained velocity, as he has topped out in the high 90s. Delcarmen has decent control, with a decent changeup and a very good curve which he uses as his out pitch.[9]

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