Aristides Aquino Nez of the Cincinnati Reds is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder. The Punisher is his nickname.
In January 2011, Aquino joined the Cincinnati Reds as an international free agent from the Dominican Prospect League.
He made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Reds that year and spent 2012 with them as well.
In 2013, he played for the Arizona League Reds and the Billings Mustangs, and in 2014, he played for the Billings Mustangs and the Dayton Dragons.
He was named the Florida State League Player of the Year in 2016 while playing for the Daytona Tortugas. After the season, the Reds added him to their 40-man roster.
On August 17, 2018, Aquino was called up to the majors for the first time to replace Joey Votto, who was placed on the 10-day injured list.
Aquino made his major league debut on August 19, 2018, as a pinch runner for Scooter Gennett.
Aquino stayed in the game to play right field, and he eventually struck out in his major league debut against Ray Black.
On November 30, 2018, he was non-tendered and became a free agent. On December 3, 2018, he re-signed a minor league contract.
The Louisville Bats was his first stop in the 2019 season. The Reds chose Aquino’s contract on August 1. Aquino tied Trevor Story’s record of seven home runs in his first ten major league games.
How Much Does Aristides Aquino Make?
Aristides Aquino makes an annual salary of $720,000.