Melvin Mercedes

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Melvin Mercedes
Detroit Tigers – No. 54
Born: (1990-11-02) November 2, 1990 (age 23)
El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 15, 2014 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through August 15, 2014)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 0.00
Strikeouts 2

Melvin Mercedes (born November 2, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Professional career[edit]

The Tigers purchased Mercedes' contract after the 2012 season, adding him to their 40-man roster.[1]

The Tigers promoted Mercedes to the major leagues on August 14, 2014.[2] Before being called up, Mercedes had a 4.33 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP in 41 appearances for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.[3] Mercedes made his major league debut on August 15, when he pitched two scoreless innings, allowing no hits or walks, and recording two strikeouts. On August 17, Mercedes was optioned back to the Toledo Mud Hens.[4]


  1. ^ "Tigers release Raburn". The Sacramento Bee. November 20, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ Wakiji, Dana (August 13, 2014). "Tigers option Farmer, plan to recall Mercedes". FOX Sports. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Schmehl, James (August 14, 2014). "Buck Farmer sent to Toledo after major league debut; Detroit Tigers promote rookie Melvin Mercedes". MLive. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Beck, Jason (August 17, 2014). "After impressive debut, Mercedes optioned". MLB. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 

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