Erubiel Durazo‘s Biography
Erubiel Durazo is a Mexican former professional baseball player. Durazo played for the Arizona Diamondbacks (1999–2002) and the Oakland Athletics (2003–2005) in Major League Baseball.
Erubiel Durazo‘s Major League Career
He helped the Diamondbacks by hitting a 2-out, 2-run home run off Tom Glavine in Game 5 of the 2001 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, which proved to be the series-winner, and the Diamondbacks went on to win the 2001 World Series.
Erubiel Durazo enjoyed his best season in 2004 when he hit .321 with 22 home runs and 88 RBI with Oakland. However, his career was derailed by injuries. In 2006, the Texas Rangers invited him to spring training, but Erubiel Durazo did not make the major league club. Erubiel Durazo split the 2006 season between the Triple-A Oklahoma Redhawks of the Rangers organization, the Triple-A Columbus Clippers of the New York Yankees organization, and the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings of the Minnesota Twins organization.
Durazo was invited to 2007 spring training by the Oakland Athletics, where he played well but was released before the start of the season. He joined Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League. On July 17, 2007, Durazo signed a minor league contract with the Yankees, playing in 29 games for their Triple-A team. Erubiel Durazo became a free agent at the end of the season. He currently resides in Chandler, Arizona with his wife Martha and their daughter Mariana Durazo.
In 624 games over seven seasons, Durazo posted a .281 batting average (547-for-1948) with 333 runs, 108 doubles, 6 triples, 94 home runs, 330 RBI, 307 bases on balls, .381 on-base percentage and .487 slugging percentage. Durazo finished his career with a .988 fielding percentage playing at first base and several games at right field. In 16 postseason games, he hit .234 (11-for-47) with 5 runs, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, and 8 walks.
Mexican Pacific League Career
Durazo has been playing in Mexico for the Naranjeros de Hermosillo since the 1997–1998 season in which he was the rookie of the year. For the 2009–2010 Mexican Pacific League season he was sent to Águilas de Mexicali, but later that same season Durazo was sent on loan to Yaquis de Obregón.
- Full Name: Erubiel Durazo Cárdenas
- Date of Birth: January 23, 1975
- Age: 45 years
- Birth Place: Hermosillo, Mexico
- Weight: 102 kg
- Position: First baseman
- Runs batted in: 330
- Home runs: 94
- Education: Amphitheater High School, Pima Community College
- Net Worth: Unknown
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