Carlos Estévez (baseball)
Estévez with the Rockies in 2016
|Colorado Rockies – No. 54|
|Born: December 28, 1992|
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|April 23, 2016, for the Colorado Rockies|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2019 season)
|Earned run average||4.63|
Estévez signed with the Rockies as a free agent in 2011, at the age of 18. After the 2015 season, the Rockies added Estévez to their 40-man roster. He promoted the major leagues on April 22, 2016. He made his debut on April 23. When Rockies' closer Jake McGee went on the disabled list in June, Estévez became the Rockies' new closer. He finished the season with 63 appearances and 11 saves.
On April 3, 2017, Estévez pitched a hitless sixth, earning the win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Opening Day. On June 18, 2017, Carlos got called back up from Triple-A Albuquerque to the Rockies to replace Chad Qualls, who went to the 10-Day DL. Estévez came in with the Rockies having given up the lead in the 9th inning to the San Francisco Giants trying to hold the score of 5 to 3 with a runner on second base, and got a strike out of Buster Posey to end the top of the 9th to prevent further damage. After a Rockies' 9th inning rally of three straight 1-out singles, Nolan Arenado hit a walk-off three-run home run to complete his first career cycle, improving Carlos' record to 4-0 on the year. In 35 appearances, he finished with a record of 5-0 and an ERA of 5.57.
He missed the entire 2018 season following a couple of injuries and remaining in the AAA level.
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