Yasmany Tomás

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Tomás and the second or maternal family name is Bacallao.
Yasmany Tomás

Tomás with the Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 24
Outfielder / Third baseman
Born: (1990-11-14) November 14, 1990
Havana, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 2015, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average .272
Home runs 40
Runs batted in 131

Yasmany Tomás Bacallao (born November 14, 1990), also known as Yasmani Tomás, is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Cuba national baseball team at the 2013 World Baseball Classic.[1][2] He played for the Industriales in the Cuban National Series League from 2008 through 2013. He has also filled in at third base for the Diamondbacks.

Professional career

Cuban beginnings

Tomás began his professional career in his home country, Cuba, where he played for the Industriales de La Habana in the Cuban National Series League. His first professional year of baseball was in 2008 where he played 35 games batting .297 with a home run, four stolen bases, and 11 RBI. In 2009, Tomás played 22 games batting .192 with a home run and three RBIs. After no participation in 2010, Tomás gained playing time in 2011 where he played 69 games batting .301 with 16 home runs, four stolen bases, and 42 RBI. In 2012, Tomás played 81 games batting .289 with 18 home runs, three triples, and 60 RBI. In 2013, he played 65 games batting .290 with six home runs, six stolen bases, and 35 RBI. In 2014, Tomás defected from Cuba in an effort to play in Major League Baseball.[3][4]

Arizona Diamondbacks

On November 26, 2014, he agreed to a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[5] The deal became official on December 8.[6]

On April 4, 2015, Tomás was optioned to the Triple-A Reno Aces to begin the year. He was called up to the majors on April 15 and made his MLB debut that day, grounding out in his lone at-bat.[7] Tomas made his first start at third base on April 22 when Jake Lamb was placed on the 15-day DL.[8] He recorded his first RBI on April 28.[9] On May 17, 2015, Tomas hit his first career home run off of Phillies reliever Ken Giles.

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