Yoervis Medina

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Yoervis Medina
File:Yoervis Medina 2014.jpg
Medina with the Seattle Mariners
Philadelphia Phillies
Born: (1988-07-27) July 27, 1988 (age 31)
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 2013, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 10–9
Earned run average 3.08
Strikeouts 147

Yoervis José Medina (born July 27, 1988) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs.


Seattle Mariners

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.[1]

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.

Chicago Cubs

On May 19, 2015, Medina was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Welington Castillo.[2] He joined the Triple A Iowa Cubs. He was designated for assignment on August 1 and re-added to the roster in September.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Medina was claimed off waivers from the Cubs by the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 23, 2015.[citation needed]

Philadelphia Phillies

On February 3, 2016, Medina was acquired by the Philadelphia Phillies in a trade which sent pitcher Jesse Biddle to the Pirates.[3]


  1. BR Minors
  2. Gonzales, Mark (May 19, 2015). "Cubs trade Welington Castillo to Mariners". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 19, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.csnphilly.com/baseball-philadelphia-phillies/phillies-trade-injured-lhp-jesse-biddle

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