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Orber Moreno | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/27/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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The White Sox have signed right-hander Orber Moreno to a minor league deal, reports Billy Russo of El Universal.
Moreno, 32, once looked like a nice find for the Mets, but hasn't been able to make it back to the major leagues after undergoing shoulder surgery in 2004. He spent last season in Mexico, finishing 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 37 innings for Mexico City and Quintana Roo. Thu, Feb 11, 2010 01:09:00 PM

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Free agent Orber Moreno struck out two in a perfect inning Friday for Caracas of the VWL.

It's been almost five years since Moreno turned in an exceptional first half for the Mets in 2004. Arm problems have prevented him from resurfacing since, but he's still trying. He's yet to allow a hit in 3 1/3 innings in Venezuela.
Sat, Nov 15, 2008 02:16:00 AM

Free agent Orber Moreno retired all five batters he faced, striking out four, Wednesday for Caracas of the VWL.

The oft-injured Moreno was terrific for the Mets in the first half of 2004, but he hasn't been able to make it back to the majors since undergoing shoulder surgery that October. He's worth a flier if he's healthy now.
Thu, Nov 15, 2007 03:12:00 PM

Orber Moreno made his first appearance of the season Monday, throwing a scoreless inning for Triple-A Memphis.

Moreno is forever rehabbing from injuries, usually his shoulder, but he can be a very effective reliever if healthy. The Cardinals might call him up if he can put together a good month for Memphis.
Tue, Jun 20, 2006 03:36:00 PM

Orioles reassigned RHP Orber Moreno to minor league camp.

Moreno would have had a chance of making the Orioles if healthy, but he showed up with a strained back and he's still not able to pitch. A good month or two at Triple-A Ottawa might get him back to the majors.
Fri, Mar 10, 2006 08:49:00 PM

Non-roster reliever Orber Moreno has yet to pitch this spring due to a strained back.

It's not a setback he could afford as he attempts to win a bullpen spot out of spring training. If healthy, he'll likely help the Orioles eventually. However, he's probably going to have to spend some time in Triple-A first.
Sat, Mar 4, 2006 01:54:00 PM

Orioles signed RHP Orber Moreno to a minor league contract.

If Rudy Seanez is getting a $2 million guarantee, Moreno on a minor league deal is a steal. He'll probably be effective if healthy. He never appeared in the minors as he rehabbed from shoulder surgery last season, but he's back pitching in Venezuela now. He'll contend for a spot in the Orioles' bullpen.
Tue, Dec 20, 2005 04:26:00 PM

Minor league free agent Orber Moreno pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings yesterday in his first appearance in the VWL.

Moreno struggled to come back from shoulder surgery last season and never did resume working in the minors. If he's healthy now, he'd be a great use of a minor league contract. He was very good for the Mets before getting hurt in 2004.
Wed, Dec 14, 2005 03:04:00 PM

Orber Moreno, coming off arthroscopic shoulder surgery, has been cleared to toss.

Moreno is aiming for a return before the All-Star break.
Thu, Mar 3, 2005 06:00:00 AM

Orber Moreno is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews tomorrow in hopes of getting cleared to start playing catch.

Moreno is recovering from shoulder surgery. He's ''feeling great,'' he said, but it doesn't sound as though he'll have enough time to win a spot the Opening Day roster.
Sun, Feb 27, 2005 04:36:00 AM

Mets re-signed RHP Orber Moreno to a minor league contract.

He'll earn $500,000 if he makes the team. Moreno should have been able to do better elsewhere after getting non-tendered, but if he's content to settle for a minor league contract, then that's just good news for the Mets.
Wed, Dec 22, 2004 03:29:00 PM

Mets non-tendered RHP Orber Moreno.

The Mets must have felt that Moreno wouldn't be fully recovered from shoulder surgery. They could regret this, though. During the half season that his shoulder allowed him to pitch in 2004, he limited hitters to a .244 slugging percentage. Francisco Rodriguez was the only pitcher in baseball who worked more than 30 innings and did better.
Tue, Dec 21, 2004 12:54:00 AM

Orber Moreno underwent surgery on his shoulder last Thursday and is expected to be ready for spring training.

The Mets said at the end of the season that Moreno wouldn't need surgery, so something much have changed. If healthy, Moreno should be one of Braden Looper's setup men next year.
Mon, Oct 25, 2004 06:50:00 PM

Orber Moreno has been ruled out for the season, but won't need surgery on his shoulder.

Dr. James Andrews confirmed Moreno has a shoulder strain.
Sat, Aug 28, 2004 10:05:00 AM

Mets transferred RHP Orber Moreno from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Moreno will be eligible to return in a month, but it looks like he is out for the year with a strained right shoulder.
Tue, Aug 24, 2004 05:45:00 PM

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