Jayson Aquino

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Jayson Aquino
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Aquino with the Baltimore Orioles
Free agent
Born: (1992-11-22) November 22, 1992 (age 25)
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 4, 2016, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record 1–2
Earned run average 6.32
Strikeouts 16

Jayson Julio Aquino Félix (born November 22, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles.


Aquino signed with the Colorado Rockies as an international free agent on July 2, 2009.[1] He spent his first professional season with the Dominican Summer League Rockies in 2010, posting a 4–3 win–loss record, a 1.02 earned run average (ERA), and 59 strikeouts in 6123 innings pitched.[2] He also played the 2011 season with the DSL Rockies, and pitched to an 8–2 record, 1.30 ERA, and 80 strikeouts in 8923 innings.[2] In 2012, Aquino pitched for both the DSL Rockies and the Rookie Grand Junction Rockies, posting a combined record of 10–1, a 1.66 ERA, and 110 strikeouts in 10813 innings.[2]

2013 saw Aquino promoted to the Short-Season A Tri-City Dust Devils, and later the Class-A Asheville Tourists. In 14 starts comprising 87 innings, he would go 0–10 with a 4.34 ERA and 73 strikeouts.[2] He was added to the Rockies' 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[3] In 2014, Aquino played with the Advanced-A Modesto Nuts and the Double-A Tulsa Drillers, posting a combined 5–10 record, a 5.13 ERA, and 83 strikeouts in 107 innings pitched.[2] He was designated for assignment by the Rockies on January 30, 2015,[4] and traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Tyler Ybarra on February 4, 2015.[5][6]

On March 8, 2015, the Blue Jays optioned Aquino to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.[7] He was designated for assignment on May 5.[8] On May 10, he was traded by the Blue Jays to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.[9]

The Pirates designated Aquino for assignment on July 22, 2015.[10] The Pirates traded him to the Cleveland Indians for cash on July 29, 2015.[11]

The Indians designated him for assignment on December 7, 2015.[11] Aquino was claimed off waivers from the Indians by the St. Louis Cardinals on December 9, 2015.[11]

He was traded by the Cardinals to the Baltimore Orioles for cash on April 7, 2016.[11] He pitched for the Bowie Baysox of the Class AA Eastern League before he was promoted to the major leagues on July 4, 2016.[12]

Aquino made his first career start in the majors on April 22, 2017 for the Baltimore Orioles against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. He went six innings, giving up just two runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out two batters. Aquino earned the victory in a 4-2 Orioles win, the first of his Major League career. He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.


  1. ^ "Rockies acquire pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser from Braves". kktv.com. January 30, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Jayson Aquino Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Rockies add seven players to 40-man roster". MLB.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ Wise, Brandon (January 30, 2015). "Rockies designate Jayson Aquino for assignment". CBSSports.com. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (February 4, 2015). "Blue Jays trade LHP prospect Ybarra to Rockies". Sportsnet. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ Harding, Thomas (February 6, 2015). "Rockies add lefty prospect Ybarra in deal with Jays". MLB.com. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (March 8, 2015). "Blue Jays make first round of spring cuts". MLB.com. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Blue Jays promote slugger Chris Colabello from Triple-A". ESPN.com. Associated Press. May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Pirates acquire pitcher Jayson Aquino from Toronto". MLB.com. May 10, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Pirates promote infielder Pedro Florimon". ESPN.com. Associated Press. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c d Jayson Aquino Stats, Fantasy & News | MLB.com
  12. ^ Orioles make flurry of roster moves before series opener at Dodger Stadium - Baltimore Sun

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