Marcos Carvajal

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Marcos Carvajal
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-08-19)August 19, 1984
Ciudad Bolívar, Bolívar, Venezuela
Died: January 24, 2018(2018-01-24) (aged 33)
Ciudad Bolívar, Bolívar, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 6, 2005, for the Colorado Rockies
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 2007, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–2
Earned run average5.21

Marcos José Carvajal (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾkos xoˈse kaɾβaˈxal]; 19 August 1984 – 24 January 2018) was a Venezuelan relief pitcher who played for the Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball. Listed at 6' 4", (1.93 m), 175 lb. (79 k), Carvajal batted and threw right-handed.[1]


Carvajal was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2000.[1]

On May 3, 2004, for the Single-A Columbus Catfish,[2] Carvajal combined with starter Chuck Tiffany for a seven-inning no-hitter. Tiffany pitched the first five innings followed by Carvajal, who threw the final two innings, he then was selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Milwaukee Brewers on December 13, 2004. On that same day, the Colorado Rockies acquired him for cash or a player to be named later.[1]

Carvajal made his major league debut on April 6, 2005, with the Colorado Rockies,[1] as he became the youngest player in Rockies history at 20 years and 230 days old, beating Jamey Wright's previous record of 21 years and 191 days old, he then spent the whole 2005 season with the Rockies because he was a Rule 5 draft choice; if he had been taken off the roster, the Dodgers would have had the right to claim him back.[1]

On December 7, 2005, Carvajal was traded to the Seattle Mariners for catcher Yorvit Torrealba. On April 6, 2006, he was sent to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for a minor leaguer,[1] he would then spend the whole 2006 season with the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits, posting a 3.86 ERA in 72.1 innings.[2]

On February 16, 2007, Carvajal was claimed off waivers by the New York Mets,[1] he began the year for the Double-A Binghamton Mets, where he was converted to a starter.[2]

On September 7, 2007 the Mets designated him for assignment and on September 12, and he was claimed off waivers by the Florida Marlins,[3] he was released by the Marlins on July 6, 2008. [2] After that Carvajal pitched until 2011 in the Minors, Italian Baseball, Mexican League, and the Venezuelan Winter League.[2]


Carvajal died on January 24, 2018 in Ciudad Bolívar at the age of 33 of pneumonia due to medicine shortages in Venezuela.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Marcos Carvajal MLB Statistics and History. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Marcos Carvajal MiLB Statistics and History. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on January 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Marlins claim RHP Carvajal off waivers". Yahoo Sports. 12 September 2007. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ Ebro, Jorge (25 January 2018). "Former Marlins pitcher dies in Venezuela because of lack of medication". Miami Herald. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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