Date of Birth: 04/23/1986
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 170 lbs
The 2018 season will mark Durango's 12th season in professional baseball.
Durango, 31, began his professional career at the age of 19 after being signed as an international free agent by the San Diego Padres and has spent parts of three seasons playing in the MLB from 2009-2011 for the San Diego Padres and Houston Astros. Durango’s career got off to an impressive start as he led the Arizona League with a .378 batting average and a .470 on base percentage in 2006. Durango followed that up by being named the Most Valuable Player and Topps Player of the Year in the Northwest League in 2007 playing for the Short-A Eugene Emeralds after leading the lead in batting (.367) and hits (110).
The native of Panama continued rising in the Padres system, beginning the 2009 season playing for the Double-A San Antonio Missions before making his Major League debut on September 15th. Durango made his first career big league start a day later, recording three hits and also his first stolen base in the major leagues. Durango would appear in 9 MLB games in 2009 for the Padres, batting .545 (6-11), including a single against Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, which would end up being Johnson’s last hit he would give up in his career. Durango spent the majority of his 2010 season at the Triple-A level while making four different stints with the big league Padres, appearing in 28 MLB games that season. Durango was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros in 2011, appearing in two big league games. Durango was signed by the Atlanta Braves in 2012 and spent the entire season in Triple-A, stealing a career high 46 bases, which led the entire International League. The speedy outfielder has also spent time in the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox organizations, while also spending three seasons in the Mexican League.