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Diego Rafael Moreno

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 216 lb.

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Diego Moreno is a pitcher in the New York Yankees minor league system.

Moreno signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates at age 19. He debuted as a pro with the 2007 VSL Pirates, going 1-0 with two saves and a 2.42 ERA. With the same club in 2008, he improved to 3-1, 0.87. He helped his team take the title. Had he qualified, he would have paced the Venezuelan Summer League in ERA.

Diego made his US debut in 2009 with the State College Spikes, allowing one run in four innings and going 1-3 with five saves and a 2.60 ERA for the West Virginia Power (holding opponents to a .182 average and whiffing 57 in 45 innings). His fastball was being timed with a peak of 97 mph.

Moreno began 2010 with the Bradenton Marauders and was excellent (3-0, 1.37, 39 K, 2 BB, 11 H in 26 1/3 IP). He was promoted to the Altoona Curve but was soon put on the disabled list with a right rotator cuff injury, having gone 0-0 with a 7.04 ERA in 7 2/3 innings. He returned to Bradenton in 2011 and had another good year, with a 3.21 ERA in 31 games in relief, with a 2-4 record and 5 saves. Late in the year, he was promoted once again to Altoona, where he put up a 4.91 ERA in 7 games. Overall in 44 2/3 innings that year, he struck out 45 batters and gave up 18 walks.

On February 17, 2012, he and Exicardo Cayones were traded to the New York Yankees in return for veteran pitcher A.J. Burnett.

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