Gerardo Concepcion

Position: LHP
Born: 2/29/1992
Height: 6'2
Weight: 200
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Cuba) on March 11, 2012 (CHC).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 22 games between Tennessee (Double-A) and Iowa (Triple-A), striking out 34 and walking 14 while allowing 20 hits in 35 innings.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Iowa on June 21 along with the recall of RHP Spencer Patton when LHP Clayton Richard went on the 15-day DL and RHP Adam Warren was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 6/21/2016

Debut Details
June 21, in a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals. The second of four pitchers, he tossed 1.1 perfect innings, striking out two. Coming on with one on and two outs in the sixth for starter Jason Hammel, he ended the threat by striking out Brandon Moss swinging. In the seventh, he got Kolten Wong to line out to shortstop, struck out opposing pitcher Adam Wainwright looking at strike three, and then got Matt Carpenter to line out to center field. He was removed after the inning for pinch-hitter Miguel Montero.

Player Notes
Concepcion, who just celebrated his sixth birthday earlier this year (check the birthdate, people!), becomes just the 13th player born on February 29 to play in the majors and the first since outfielder Terrence Long (b. 1976), who retired in 2006. The Cuban-born Concepcion has had mixed results on the mound in his four previous seasons stateside (he was 10-3 with a 3.36 ERA with his Industriales club in 2010 in Cuba) but was off to a blazing-hot start this season between Tennessee and Iowa to earn the call. One interesting note: During his 101.2 IP in 2010 he hit 11 players with pitches, the same number he hit in four-plus seasons since starting his pro career here in 2012. Concepcion was optioned back to the minors by the Cubs on June 27.