José de Paula

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José de Paula
Free agent
Born: (1990-03-04) March 4, 1990 (age 25)
Villa Mella, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 21, 2015, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 2.70
Strikeouts 2

José Alberto de Paula (born March 4, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees.


De Paula began his career with the San Diego Padres organization. After the 2011 season, de Paula was added to the Padres' 40-man roster.[1] After the 2013 season, the Padres waived de Paula, and he was claimed by the San Francisco Giants.[2]

In 2014, de Paula suffered an oblique[disambiguation needed] injury, and he did not pitch after July 23.[3] The Giants designated de Paula for assignment on July 25, 2014.[4]

The Yankees signed de Paula to a major league contract after the 2014 season.[5] He suffered a shoulder injury during spring training.[6] When he returned, de Paula pitched to a 1.53 earned run average in three games started for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League before the Yankees promoted him to the major leagues on June 17, 2015.[7] He made his major league debut on June 21, allowing one run in 3 13 innings, and was optioned back to the minor leagues after the game.[8] He was designated for assignment on June 24, to create room on the 40-man roster for Ivan Nova, who was activated from the disabled list.[9] He elected free agency on November 6, 2015.[10]


  1. ^ "Padres add six prospects to 40-man roster". November 18, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "SF Giants add Jose De Paula, Erik Cordier; DFA Johnny Monell, Francisco Peguero | News". Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Yankees take flier on hard-throwing lefty with ‘upside’". New York Post. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Giants call up Dan Uggla to start vs. Dodgers". Associated Press. July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yankees agree to deal with left-hander De Paula". Associated Press. November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lefty de Paula to have MRI on shoulder". Major League Baseball. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Yankees de NY suben al dominicano José De Paula". (in Spanish). June 17, 2015. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ "New York Yankees send down Danny Burawa, Jose De Paula". Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Yankees take Jose De Paula off 40-man roster". Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "International League Transactions". p. November 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 

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