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Daniel Duarte is a Mexican professional baseball relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was signed by the Texas Rangers as an international free agent in 2013.

Daniel Duarte
Daniel Duarte

By signing Duarte to a contract on July 2, 2013, the Texas Rangers became an international free agent. With the AZL Rangers in 2015, he made his professional debut with a 5.68 ERA in four appearances.

For the Dominican Summer League Rangers in 2016, Duarte threw 12 games, going 6-3 with a 3.05 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 59.0 innings pitched.

On April 18, 2017, the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League announced that Duarte would be loaned to them for the 2017 campaign. Duarte has a 6-1 record and a 1.96 ERA in 37 games for Quintana Roo.

The Kansas City Royals selected Duarte in the Rule 5 draft’s minor league phase. For the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League, Duarte tallied a 2-1 record and a 4.26 earned run average in 21 games from March 30 to June 30.

This season was divided between Idaho Falls Chukars and Lexington Legend, with a combined 1.05 ERA in 13 innings pitched.

Daniel Duarte Parents: Meet Marcus and Irene Duarte

Professional baseball player, Daniel Duarte was born to his parents Marcus Duarte (father) and Irene Duarte (mother). His father Marcus died on September 10, 2021.

At Coachella Valley High School, Don got a Business degree, and then went on to San Bernardino Community College. Don spent several years after college working at Mayfair Market. Before starting his own business in North Indio, he worked as a manager at the store.