Medina with the Seattle Mariners
July 27, 1988 |
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
|April 16, 2013, for the Seattle Mariners|
(through 2015 season)
|Earned run average||3.08|
Yoervis José Medina (born July 27, 1988) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies.
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.
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.
On May 19, 2015, Medina was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Welington Castillo. He joined the Triple A Iowa Cubs. He was designated for assignment on August 1 and re-added to the roster in September.
Medina was released on July 3, 2016.
- BR Minors
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