September 30, 1967 |
Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic
|September 30, 1991 for the Chicago Cubs|
Last MLB appearance
|September 10, 2002 for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Earned run average||4.44|
Yorkis Miguel Vargas Pérez (born September 30, 1967 in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. The left-hander appeared in 337 games over nine seasons for the Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles, all as a relief pitcher. He also pitched three games in 1992 for the Yomiuri Giants.
He signed a minor league deal with Baltimore just before the start of the 2002 season after he was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks during the last week of spring training. After spending almost the entire first half of the campaign with the Rochester Red Wings, his contract was purchased by the Orioles on June 25. He went 0–0 with one save and a 3.29 earned run average (ERA) in 23 appearances before an appendectomy on September 12 ended his season. He was released nineteen days later on October 1.
Yorkis has three cousins (all brothers) that have played in the major leagues: Melido Pérez, Pascual Pérez, and Carlos Pérez. His son, Leurys Vargas, is currently a member of the Seattle Mariners organization.
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