Jordan Norberto

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Jordan Norberto
Jordan Norberto on July 27, 2012.jpg
Norberto with the Oakland Athletics
Chunichi Dragons – No. 99
Born: (1986-12-08) December 8, 1986 (age 30)
Nagua, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Professional debut
MLB: April 6, 2010, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
NPB: March 26, 2016, for the Chunichi Dragons
MLB statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win–loss record 4–3
Earned run average 4.00
Strikeouts 65
NPB statistics
(through 2016)
Win–loss record 6-6
Earned run average 4.24
Strikeouts 108

Jordan Norberto (born December 8, 1986) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who plays for the Chunichi Dragons of the Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB). He previously played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

Norberto made the Diamondbacks Opening Day roster in 2010.[1]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Norberto in the A’s bullpen in 2012.

On July 31, 2011, Norberto was traded to the Oakland Athletics with Brandon Allen for Brad Ziegler. He made the Oakland Athletics Opening Day bullpen in 2012. He missed two portions of the season on the disabled list with shoulder issues. He pitched in 39 games and finished the season with a 2.77 ERA and a 4-1 record. He failed to make the Opening Day bullpen in 2013 and opened the season with AAA Sacramento Rivercats. On May 8, 2013 he was released to make room on the 40-man roster for Daric Barton.[2]

On August 5, 2013, Norberto agreed to a 50-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis baseball scandal.[3]

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

Norberto signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays in January 2014. He was assigned to the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits on January 22.

Chunichi Dragons[edit]

Norberto was signed by the Chunichi Dragons of the NPB to start the 2016 season.[4] Norberto made his first appearance for the Dragons as a relief pitcher but was converted into a starter taking his first win against the Hanshin Tigers on April 15, 2016 in a 6-0 win.[5]

On December 2, 2016 it was announced that Norberto had been released by Chunichi,[6] however by December 23, it was reported that Norberto had been in talks to be re-signed by the Dragons for the 2017 season.[7] It was announced on January 6, 2017 that Norberto had been given a 1-year extension by the Dragons.[8]


  1. ^ Roberts, Ryal vying for final spot
  2. ^
  3. ^ "MLB suspensions for 12, reports say". August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Dragons part ways with veteran infielder Luna". Japan Times. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Friday, April 15, 2016". 15 April 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "自由契約選手" [Free Contract Players]. Nippon Professional Baseball (in Japanese). 2 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "【中日】150キロ左腕、前マーリンズ・アラウホ獲得へ" [Chunichi go after former 151km, former Marlins pitcher Elvis Araujo]. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). Yahoo News. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Dragons sign pitchers Araujo, Rondon". Japan Times. Kyodo News. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 

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