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Diego Rafael Moreno (born July 21, 1987) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Generales de Durango of the Mexican League. He previously played for the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Diego Moreno
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Moreno with the New York Yankees
Generales de Durango – No. 4
Born: (1987-07-21) July 21, 1987 (age 31)
Higuerote, Miranda, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 22, 2015, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record1–1
Earned run average5.06



Pittsburgh PiratesEdit

Moreno signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent in 2006.

New York YankeesEdit

He was traded by the Pirates along with Exicardo Cayones to the New York Yankees for A. J. Burnett on February 19, 2012.[1]

Moreno was called up to the majors for the first time on June 22, 2015. He made his major league debut that night.

Moreno was recalled by the Yankees on July 28. He pitched that night against the Texas Rangers, and made a big impression, going 5 1/3 scoreless innings, while allowing no hits, one walk, and five strikeouts, en route to getting his first career win. On August 19, 2016, the Yankees released Moreno.

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

In December 2016, Moreno signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.[2] He was designated for assignment on July 27, 2017.

Cleveland IndiansEdit

Moreno was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Indians on July 29, 2017.[3] The Indians designated Moreno for assignment on August 26, 2017.

Hanshin TigersEdit

On November 11, 2017, Moreno signed with the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He became a free agent following the 2018 season.

Generales de DurangoEdit

On June 10, 2019, Moreno signed with the Generales de Durango of the Mexican League.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Sources: A.J. Burnett trade official
  2. ^ Topkin, Marc (December 17, 2016). "Rays open to rebuild but stay focused on improving current squad". Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Waiver claim". July 29, 2017.

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