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Luis Perdomo (baseball, born 1993)

Luis David Perdomo (born May 9, 1993) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Luis Perdomo
Luis Perdomo on June 21, 2016.jpg
Perdomo with the San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres – No. 61
Born: (1993-05-09) May 9, 1993 (age 26)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 2016, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record20–31
Earned run average5.16

Professional careerEdit

St. Louis Cardinals organizationEdit

Perdomo signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent in November 2010. He made his professional debut in 2011 with the Dominican Summer League Cardinals. After spending 2012 and 2013 with Rookie League clubs, in 2014 Perdomo made 2 starts with the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League State College Spikes and 11 starts with the Class A Midwest League Peoria Chiefs, putting up a 4.43 ERA between the two levels. In 2015, Perdomo started the year with the Chiefs. He was named the Cardinals Minor League Baseball Pitcher of the Month for May, posting a 1.42 ERA and striking out 33 in 31 ​23 innings.[1] In July, he was the Cardinals representative at the All-Star Futures Game, taking the place of the injured Alex Reyes.[2][3][4] After posting a 3.68 ERA in 17 starts with the Chiefs, Perdomo was promoted to the Class A-Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals in August, where he made 5 starts and had a 5.13 ERA.

Perdomo was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 2015 Rule 5 draft, and then traded to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[5]

San Diego PadresEdit

As a Rule 5 selection, Perdomo was added to the Padres bullpen for 2016 despite being hit hard in Spring Training and never having pitched above the A-Advanced level.[6] He was moved into the rotation in June as the Padres lost other starting pitchers to trades or injuries.[7] On August 28, he threw his first complete game, earning a 3–1 victory over the Miami Marlins.[8] Perdomo finished the season with a 9-10 record and a 5.71 ERA, although he improved over the season and had a better ERA as a starter (4.85) than as a reliever (9.10).[9]

Perdomo was named the Padres fifth starter coming out of Spring Training in 2017.[10] After missing some time with a sore shoulder in April,[11] Perdomo remained in the starting rotation for the remainder of the year. He posted an 8-11 record and a 4.67 ERA in 29 starts, with 118 strike-outs in 163 ​23 innings pitched. He was 3rd on the club in innings pitched, behind Clayton Richard and Jhoulys Chacín, and led the National League in ground ball rate.[12]

Perdomo won a spot in the Padres 2018 starting rotation.[13] On April 11 of that year, in a game against the Colorado Rockies, Perdomo threw a pitch behind Nolan Arenado, causing Arenado to charge towards Perdomo. Perdomo flung his glove at Arenado and dodged in a split second to avoid the tackle, leading to a bench-clearing brawl.[14] On April 13, Perdomo was suspended for five games. He was placed on the disabled list on July 28 with a right shoulder strain.[15] He ended the season 1–6 in 12 appearances (10 starts). He had an ERA of 7.05 in ​44 23 innings.


  1. ^ "Perdomo Named Cardinals MiLB Pitcher of the Month". Peroia Chiefs News. June 4, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Eminian, Dave (July 11, 2015). "Eminian: Chiefs' Perdomo gets glimpse of Futures". Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Goold, Derrick (July 12, 2015). "Perdomo blazes through a scoreless Futures outing". Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  4. ^ Goold, Derrick (July 13, 2015). "Cards prospect Perdomo impresses at Futures Game". Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  5. ^ foxsports (December 10, 2015). "Padres Acquire RHP Luis Perdomo from Colorado Rockies". FOX Sports. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  6. ^ Clark, James (April 3, 2016). "Padres News: Keeping Luis Perdomo a Risky Move". Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  7. ^ Lanek, Joe (June 30, 2016). "Padres month in review: Wil Myers' historic power surge headlined an eventful June". Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  8. ^ Lin, Dennis (August 28, 2016). "Perdomo records first complete game in win". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Sanders, Jeff (February 8, 2017). "Padres roster review: Luis Perdomo". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Bloom, Barry (March 30, 2017). "Padres set rotation with Cahill, Perdomo". Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  11. ^ Cassavell, AJ (April 20, 2017). "Perdomo set to return from shoulder ailment". Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Sanders, Jeff (January 9, 2018). "Padres roster review: Luis Perdomo". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Ryder, Tim. "San Diego Padres: Luis Perdomo is at a Crossroads". FanSided. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "Benches clear in Padres-Rockies game". MLB. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
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