|Born: January 11, 1978|
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|July 2, 2004, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 17, 2009, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Earned run average||5.31|
Gregori Emilio Aquino Valera (//; Spanish pronunciation: [aˈkino]; born January 11, 1978) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, and Cleveland Indians.
Aquino was originally signed as a 16-year-old infielder in 1995, by the Arizona Diamondbacks. After spending the next decade in the Diamondbacks' farm system, he made his major league debut on July 2, 2004. That year, he had a 3.06 earned run average in 34 games. He then spent the following two seasons with the Diamondbacks.
Aquino began the 2007 season on the Milwaukee Brewers roster, but was placed on the disabled list on April 21. He was sent to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds on a rehabilitation assignment, before being recalled by Milwaukee on August 31 to replace Manny Parra, who was placed on the disabled list.
On December 14, 2007, Aquino was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles. After a poor performance in the first month of the 2008 season, the Orioles designated Aquino for assignment on April 29 and he cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A on May 1.
He became a free agent at the end of the season and signed with the Cleveland Indians in November 2008. He attended Indians spring training in 2009 but was sent to Minor League camp on March 24, 2009. In October 2009 Aquino was granted free agency.
Chicago White Sox
On January 14, 2010, Aquino signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. He became a free agent after the 2010 season.
Sultanes de Monterrey
Guerreros de Oaxaca
Sugar Land Skeeters
- "Baltimore Orioles transaction list, December 2007". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
- Indians Send Sowers, 6 Others to Minors NY Times, March 24, 2009