Yohan Pino

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Yohan Pino
Yohan Pino on August 30, 2015.jpg
Pino pitching for the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2015
Tommasin Padova
Born: (1983-12-26) December 26, 1983 (age 37)
Turmero, Aragua, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: June 26, 2014, for the Minnesota Twins
KBO: April 3, 2016, for the KT Wiz
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record2–7
Earned run average4.63
KBO statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win-loss record2–3
Earned run average7.15

Yohan Jose Alana Pino (born December 26, 1983) is a Venezuelan-Colombian professional baseball pitcher for the Tommasin Padova of the Italian Baseball League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals, and in the KBO League for the KT Wiz.


Minnesota Twins[edit]

Pino has played in the minor leagues for the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds organizations.

Pino signed with the Minnesota Twins before the 2014 season.[1] He made his major league debut on June 19, 2014. At 30 years, 175 days, Pino is the oldest Twins starting pitcher to make his major league debut.[2] Pino was optioned back to the AAA Rochester Red Wings on August 15, 2014, after making 10 starts and going 1-5 with a 5.37 ERA.[3] After the season, Pino was outrighted off the Twins roster.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

Pino signed a major league deal with the Kansas City Royals on December 15, 2014.[4] On April 18, 2015, the same day he was called up from Triple-A,[5] he made his Royals debut, replacing starter Yordano Ventura after the latter was ejected in the fourth inning.[6] He was optioned back to the minors on May 12,[7] after he blew a hold opportunity on May 9 with a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth against the Detroit Tigers.[8] On September 7, Pino was designated for assignment.[9]

KT Wiz[edit]

Prior to the 2016 season, Pino signed with the KT Wiz of the KBO League.[10]

Second Stint with Twins[edit]

On January 24, 2017, Pino signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.[11] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

Tommasin Padova[edit]

On January 25, 2018, Pino signed with the Tommasin Padova of the Italian Baseball League.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Yohan Pino firmó con los Mellizos de Minnesota" [Yohan Pino signed with the Minnesota Twins]. El Nacional (in Spanish). 20 December 2013.
  2. ^ Berardino, Mike (18 June 2014). "Yohan Pino will be oldest Twins starter to make major league debut". St. Paul Pioneer Press.
  3. ^ Bollinger, Rhett (16 August 2014). "Pino optioned to clear roster spot for Nolasco". MLB.com.
  4. ^ Boor, William (December 15, 2014). "Royals add righty Pino on Major League deal". MLB.com. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Royals put closer Greg Holland on 15-day DL with pectoral strain". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Associated Press. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  6. ^ DeFranks, Matthew (18 April 2015). "Tensions run high in Royals-A's series: Ventura ejected after hitting Lawrie with pitch". Fox Sports. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  7. ^ Willis, Todd (May 12, 2015). "Royals add Brooks to bullpen, option Pino". MLB.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  8. ^ Beck, Jason; Flanagan, Jeffrey (May 9, 2015). "Jeffrey". MLB.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  9. ^ "Royals promote Joba Chamberlain from Triple-A". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 7, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  10. ^ "KT Wiz acquire ex-big league pitcher Yohan Pino". 2015-12-16.
  11. ^ Todd, Jeff (January 24, 2017). "Minor MLB Transactions: 1/24/17". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  12. ^ "Tommasin Padua adds Yohan Pino, Levi Carolus « Mister Baseball".

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