Armando Gabino

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Armando Gabino
Armando Gabino on August 20, 2008.jpg
Gabino with the New Britain Rock Cats
Pitcher
Born: (1983-08-31) August 31, 1983 (age 33)
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 25, 2009, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
August 26, 2010, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 15.12
Strikeouts 4
Teams

Armando Leisdeker Gabino (born August 31, 1983) is a former professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles. He is the current pitching coach for the Venezuelan Summer League Cubs..

Cleveland Indians (2004)[edit]

Gabino was originally signed by the Cleveland Indians on April 19, 2001.[1] He started his career as a third baseman, but the Indians converted him into a pitcher in 2004.[2] After the season, the Minnesota Twins drafted him in the 2004 Rule 5 Draft.[3]

Minnesota Twins (2009)[edit]

Gabino got off to a dreadful start with the Twins, posting an 8.10 ERA with the rookie league Elizabethton Twins. Next year, however, he improved and move up to single-A. After continued success in the minors, the Twins called up Gabino on August 21, 2009.[4] However, he did not pitch well and was subsequently returned to the minors. The Baltimore Orioles claimed him on waivers after the season.[5]

Baltimore Orioles (2009–2011)[edit]

Shortly after signing with the Orioles, on February 9, 2010, he was designated for assignment. He cleared waivers and was sent to the Norfolk Tides, the Orioles triple-A affiliate.[6] However, after stellar pitching in Norfolk, the Orioles called him up on August 5 to replace the injured David Hernandez.[7] Once again, however, he failed to pitch well, and he was sent down on August 28 as the Orioles activated pitcher Jim Johnson from the disabled list.[8]

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