Orber Moreno

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Orber Moreno
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Moreno in 2009
Relief pitcher
Born: (1977-04-27) April 27, 1977 (age 43)
Caracas, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 25, 1999, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
July 21, 2004, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Win–loss record3–1
Earned run average4.44
Strikeouts41
Teams

Orber Aquiles Moreno Sulbarán (born April 27, 1977) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball relief pitcher. He played for the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets of the Major League Baseball (MLB) who in parts of three seasons spanning 1999–2004. Listed at 6' 3" (1.90 m), 225 lb. (102 k), Moreno batted and threw right-handed.

Moreno threw a sharp slider, a changeup and a cutter, but had a good command of his low-90s fastball. He made his majors debut in the 1999 season, ranking as one of the top Royals prospects, but he injured his arm in an off-field accident and aggravated it by pitching.

Moreno had surgery performed and rehabbed at Triple-A in 2002, but then he showed up out of shape from the long layoff and was released. Soon after that, he signed with the Mets, pitching for them from 2003 to 2004.

In between, Moreno pitched 12 years in the Minor Leagues, including stints with the Diablos Rojos del México, Dorados de Chihuahua and Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League, and for the Leones del Caracas club of the Venezuelan Winter League during 12 seasons from 1996–2013.

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