Yoervis Medina

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Yoervis Medina
Yoervis Medina 2014.jpg
Medina with the Seattle Mariners
Free Agent
Born: (1988-07-27) July 27, 1988 (age 31)
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 2013, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
July 26, 2015, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record10–9
Earned run average3.08

Yoervis José Medina (born July 27, 1988) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies.


Seattle Mariners[edit]

From 2006 to 2009, Medina played for the VSL Mariners in the Venezuelan Summer League. In 2006, he made 17 appearances, four of which were starts. That season, he went 3-4 with a 3.60 ERA. In 2007, he went 4-2 with a 3.42 ERA in 16 games (six starts). He was used almost entirely as a reliever in 2008, going 4-3 with a 1.79 ERA in 17 games (one start). In 2009, he went 3-4 with a 2.65 ERA in 15 games (13 starts).

Medina moved to the United States for the 2010 season, playing for the Everett AquaSox, Clinton LumberKings and Tacoma Rainiers and going a combined 9-2 with a 3.17 ERA in 15 starts. In 82⅓ innings, he struck out 92 batters while walking 31.[1]

Medina made his MLB debut with the Mariners in 2013. He appeared in 63 games that season and posted a 4-6 record and 2.91 ERA. He pitched in 66 games in 2014. He appeared in 12 games with the Mariners in 2015.

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On May 19, 2015, Medina was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Welington Castillo.[2] He joined the Triple A Iowa Cubs. He was designated for assignment on August 1 and re-added to the roster in September.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Medina was claimed off waivers from the Cubs by the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 23, 2015.[3]

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

On February 3, 2016, Medina was acquired by the Philadelphia Phillies in a trade which sent pitcher Jesse Biddle to the Pirates. [4]

Medina was released on July 3, 2016.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BR Minors
  2. ^ Gonzales, Mark (May 19, 2015). "Cubs trade Welington Castillo to Mariners". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Berry, Adam (December 23, 2015). "Bucs claim righty Medina from Cubs". MLB.com. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 5, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Phillies' Yoervis Medina: Released by the Phillies". cbssports.com. July 3, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016.

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