31-year-old Manuel Banuelos was born on March 13, 1991, he is a Mexican baseball pitcher who now pitches for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He previously played for the Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox in Major League Baseball, as well as the Fubon Guardians in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL).
The New York Yankees paid $450,000 to four Mexican League players, including Banuelos and Alfredo Aceves, in 2008. In 2009, Baelos took part in the All-Star Futures Game.
The Yankees traded Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves on January 1, 2015, in exchange for pitchers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve. On March 27, he was invited to spring training and assigned to the International League’s Gwinnett Braves.
On June 18, 2020, Bañuelos signed with the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He posted a 6–3 record, 2.60 ERA, and 62 strikeouts across 9 starts in his first season with the club. On December 17, 2020, Bañuelos re-signed with the Guardians for the 2021 season.
He was released on July 5, 2021, in order to play with Team Mexico at the 2020 Summer Olympics (contested in 2021). He finished the 2021 season with a 2.94 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 49 innings pitched. On July 13, 2021, Bañuelos signed with the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League.
On January 10, 2022, Bañuelos signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees organization. He began the 2022 season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and had a 2.35 ERA through 30+2⁄3 innings. The Yankees promoted him to the major leagues on May 26.