Delcarmen with the Boston Red Sox
|Diablos Rojos del México – No. 30|
February 16, 1982 |
|July 26, 2005, for the Boston Red Sox|
(through 2011 season)
|Earned run average||3.97|
|Career highlights and awards|
Manuel "Manny" Delcarmen (born February 16, 1982) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican Baseball League. He has been called "The Pride of Hyde Park".
Boston Red Sox
Beginning the season at Double-A Portland, he posted a 4-4 record with three saves and a 3.23 ERA in 31 games. After a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, he struck out 12 with a 3.00 ERA over nine innings.
In 2005, Delcarmen was called up to the major leagues for 10 games. He pitched 9 innings with a 3.00 ERA and 9 strikeouts.
After starting the 2006 season in Pawtucket, Delcarmen was recalled to the major leagues on April 22, 2006. On June 11, Delcarmen got his first major league win, pitching two innings against the Texas Rangers.
Delcarmen was on the Red Sox roster off and on during the 2007 season. He was recalled from Triple A Pawtucket on June 17, 2007 when relief pitcher Brendan Donnelly was placed on the disabled list. On July 23, Delcarmen finished out a 6-2 Red Sox victory over Cleveland with an inning and one-third of scoreless relief, recording his first major league save. He finished the 2007 season with 44 innings in the majors and a 2.05 ERA. In the 2007 playoffs he had 4 1/3 IP, and allowed 4 earned runs and was part of the 2007 World Champions.
On August 31, 2010, Delcarmen was traded to Colorado for minor league pitcher Chris Balcom-Miller.
Delcarmen signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on June 2, 2011. He was assigned to the Triple-A Round Rock Express. Delcarmen was released on July 13, after making eight appearances for the Express, posting a 6.75 ERA.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees signed Delcarmen to a minor league contract on January 30, 2012. He also received an invitation to spring training. He spent the 2012 season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
His career was on the fast track with a mid 90s fastball, and a great curveball - until he injured himself in May 2003. Delcarmen had Tommy John surgery, but returned to the mound in May 2004. Post-surgery, Delcarmen's fastball may have actually gained velocity, as he topped out in the high 90s. Delcarmen has decent control, with a decent changeup and a very good curve which he uses as his out pitch.
- They're soaking it all in - Boston Globe
- Red Sox Team Report
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- "Yankees sign INF Russell Branyan, RHP Manny Delcarmen, INF Bill Hall, LHP Hideki Okajima and OF Dewayne Wise to Minor League contracts – yankees.com: News". newyork.yankees.mlb.com. Retrieved 12 Jan 2014.
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- Nationals Sign RHP Manny Delcarmen To A Minor League Deal
- Manny Delcarmen | SoxProspects.com
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