|Tokyo Yakult Swallows – No. 37|
Born: July 23, 1991|
New Britain, Connecticut
|August 12, 2016, for the Colorado Rockies|
|NPB: March 30, 2018, for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2016 season)
|Earned run average||9.19|
|NPB statistics |
(through August 23, 2018)
|Earned run average||4.15|
Matthew Joseph Carasiti (born July 23, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies.
Born in New Britain, Connecticut and raised in East Berlin, Connecticut, Carasiti graduated from Berlin High School, where he was a standout baseball pitcher. Carasiti was originally drafted out of high school by the Texas Rangers in the 36th round (1084 overall) of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. Carasiti declined the offer and accepted a baseball scholarship to St. John's University in Queens, New York. Carasiti helped St. John's win its record seventh 2012 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament with a 7-3 championship game victory against USF at Bright House Field on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Carasiti was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player, earning the win in two of his team's four games.
Carasiti was called up by the Rockies on August 12, 2016, making his MLB debut the same day pitching 2 innings in relief in the Rockies 10–6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. On December 15, 2016, Carasiti signed a minor league contract with the Rockies that included an invitation to 2017 spring training. On June 26, 2017, Carasiti was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Zac Rosscup. He had his contract purchased on November 6, 2017, but was released on December 1 to pursue playing in Japan.
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- Todd, Jeff (December 1, 2017). "Cubs Release Matt Carasiti To Sign With Japan's Yakult Swallows". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
- "新外国人選手獲得のお知らせ". 東京ヤクルトスワローズ公式サイト Tokyo Yakult Swallows (in Japanese). December 1, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2018.