Lorenzo Barcelo

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Lorenzo Barceló (born August 10, 1977) is a professional baseball pitcher who is with the Rieleros de Aguascalientes in the Mexican League. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 2000–2002.


San Francisco Giants
Barceló was originally signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent on May 23, 1994 out of San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic. In the Giants farm system, he pitched for the Bellingham Giants, Burlington Bees, San Jose Giants and Shreveport Captains.

Chicago White Sox
On July 31, 1997 he was traded to the Chicago White Sox (along with Mike Caruso, Keith Foulke, Bob Howry, Ken Vining and Brian Manning) in exchange for Wilson Álvarez, Danny Darwin and Roberto Hernández.

He made his Major League debut for the White Sox on July 22, 2000 against the Boston Red Sox, allowing 2 runs in 2.3 innings. He made his first start on August 8, 2000 against the Seattle Mariners, allowing 5 runs in 4 innings.

Barceló recorded his first win in a 3.1 inning relief appearance against the Baltimore Orioles on August 23, 2000. He finished the 2000 season with a 4-2 record and 3.69 ERA in 22 appearances (only the 1 start). He made 17 appearances in 2001 and was 1-0 with a 4.71 ERA and in 2002 he made 4 appearances and was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA. He pitched 1.2 innings in the 2000 American League Division Series against the Mariners, and did not allow a run.

Second stint with San Francisco Giants
He returned to the Giants as a minor league free agent in 2003. He played for the AAA Fresno Grizzlies, pitching 20 games with a 6.49 ERA. After the season, Barceló was released by the Giants, and he decided to retire from baseball.

Independent and Mexican League
Barceló made a comeback in 2009 to play for the Tucson Toros in the Golden Baseball League. He also played for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball in 2011 and played for the Pericos de Puebla in the Mexican League from 2010–2012. In 2012, he also played for the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz.

Los Angeles Dodgers
He signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 1, 2012 and was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes, his first affiliated baseball appearance since 2003. Since he arrived so late in the season, he only appeared in 1 regular season game for the Isotopes, allowing 2 runs in 3 innings. He also participated in the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

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