Daniel Francisco Duarte (born December 4, 1996) is a Mexican professional baseball relief pitcher for the Major League Baseball Cincinnati Reds (MLB). In 2013, he was signed as an international free agent by the Texas Rangers.
The Kansas City Royals picked Duarte in the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 draft on December 12, 2017. From March 30 to June 30, 2018, Duarte was loaned to the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League, where he had a 2-1 record and 4.26 ERA in 21 games.
He pitched the rest of the season for the Idaho Falls Chukars and the Single-A Lexington Legends, compiling a 1.05 ERA in 13 outings. Duarte divided the 2019 season between the rookie-level AZL Royals, Lexington, and the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks, posting a 5.60 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 27.1 innings thrown. The Royals organization released Duarte on October 19, 2019.
Duarte signed with the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League on January 28, 2020. However, he was released on February 7 in order to pursue a position with an MLB organization. Duarte signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds on February 8, 2020.
Owing to the postponement of the minor league season due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Duarte did not appear in a game in 2020. On June 1, he was dismissed by the Reds organization.
How Tall Is Daniel Duarte?
Daniel is 6 feet 0 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.83 m.