Huascar Ynoa Siblings: Meet Huascar Ynoa Brother, Michael Ynoa

Huascar Ynoa

Ynoa began professional baseball in 2014 after he was signed by the Minnesota Twins as an international free agent. 

Ynoa played for the Twins from 2014 to 2017. Whiles with the Twins, he played for the DSL Twins during the 2015 season and played for the GCL Twins in 2016. He spent his last season with the Elizabethton Twins.

Meet Huascar Ynoa Brother, Michael Ynoa

Michael Jose Ynoa Ventura is a Dominican baseball pitcher who now pitches for the Mexican League’s Acereros de Monclova. He was a member of the Chicago White Sox’s Major League Baseball team

After southpaw pitcher Mark Mulder was hired for 3.2 million in 1998, Ynoa signed with the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB) for $4.25 million, setting a new record for the A’s club. 

In the “Best Latino Prospects of 2008,” Ynoa was awarded “Number One” and “Crown Jewel.” Since Félix Hernández in 2002, Ynoa has been regarded as the most promising Latin American player prospect. 

Ynoa was reportedly offered $5 million by two MLB organizations (the Cincinnati Reds and the Texas Rangers).

After a contract with the New York Yankees fell through, Ynoa was believed to have signed with Oakland. 

After agent Adam Katz attempted to renegotiate a handshake agreement with the team, the Yankees reportedly cut off talks with Ynoa.


Ynoa had Tommy John surgery in August 2010 after pitching nine innings in the Arizona League. On November 20, 2012, the Athletics picked Ynoa’s contract and added him to the 40-man roster.

The Athletics sold Ynoa and Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox for Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt, Rangel Ravelo, and Josh Phegley after the 2014 season.


The White Sox promoted Ynoa to the major leagues on June 14, 2016. Over the 2016-2017 seasons, Ynoa went 2-0 with a 4.42 ERA in 59 innings pitched in 45 games. On March 15, 2018, he was released.