Melvin Mercedes

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Melvin Mercedes
IMG 1400 Melvin Mercedes.jpg
Mercedes with the Detroit Tigers
Free agent
Born: (1990-11-02) November 2, 1990 (age 27)
El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 15, 2014, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 0.00
Strikeouts 2

Melvin Mercedes (born November 2, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers.

Professional career[edit]

The Detroit Tigers purchased Mercedes' contract after the 2012 season, adding him to their 40-man roster.[1]

The Tigers promoted Mercedes to the major leagues on August 14, 2014.[2] Before being called up, Mercedes had a 4.33 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP in 41 appearances for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.[3] Mercedes made his major league debut on August 15, when he pitched two scoreless innings, allowing no hits or walks, and recording two strikeouts. On August 17, Mercedes was optioned back to the Toledo Mud Hens.[4] On December 11, 2014, Mercedes was designated for assignment by the Tigers.[5] On December 19, 2014, Mercedes was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo.[6]

During the 2015 season, he split time between the Double-A Erie SeaWolves and Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. On December 23, 2015, the Tigers re-signed Mercedes to a minor league contract.[7] On March 23, 2016, Mercedes was released by the Tigers.

Guerreros de Oaxaca[edit]

On May 6, 2016, Mercedes signed with the Guerreros de Oaxaca of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on July 7, 2016.

York Revolution[edit]

On April 5, 2017, Mercedes signed with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He was released on May 14, 2017.


  1. ^ "Tigers release Raburn". The Sacramento Bee. November 20, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ Wakiji, Dana (August 13, 2014). "Tigers option Farmer, plan to recall Mercedes". FOX Sports. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Schmehl, James (August 14, 2014). "Buck Farmer sent to Toledo after major league debut; Detroit Tigers promote rookie Melvin Mercedes". MLive. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Beck, Jason (August 17, 2014). "After impressive debut, Mercedes optioned". MLB. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ Schmehl, James (December 11, 2014). "Detroit Tigers designate reliever Melvin Mercedes for assignment to clear room on roster after trades". MLive. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Nowak, Joey (December 19, 2014). "Tigers outright right-hander Mercedes". MLB. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tigers sign 6 players to minor-league deals". The Detroit News. December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015. 

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