Yoervis Medina

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Yoervis Medina
Yoervis Medina 2014.jpg
Medina with the Seattle Mariners
Chicago Cubs – No. 55
Born: (1988-07-27) July 27, 1988 (age 26)
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 2013 for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
(through May 2, 2015)
Win–loss record 10–9
Earned run average 2.82
Strikeouts 140

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


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.


  1. ^ BR Minors
  2. ^ Gonzales, Mark (May 19, 2015). "Cubs trade Welington Castillo to Mariners". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 

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