Aquilino Roa López was born on April 21, 1975 in Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic. He is a relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.
Aquilino is 6’ 3”, weighs 185 pounds, and bats and throws right-handed.
Minor LeaguesAquilino was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Mariners on July 3, 1997, and made his way through their minor league system, until he was chosen by the Toronto Blue Jays as a Rule 5 draftee, on December 16, 2002.
Major LeaguesAquilino made his Major League debut on April 2, 2003 for the Toronto Blue Jays.
He appeared in 72 games for the Blue Jays in 2003, posting a 3.42 ERA over 73 2/3 innings.
In 2004, Aquilino began with the Blue Jays. He pitched 21 innings in 18 appearances.
Since then, he has played with the Los Angeles Dodgers (signing as a free agent on December 2, 2004), the Colorado Rockies (signed him as a free agent on June 21, 2005, a week after the Dodgers released him.
He was then selected off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Colorado Rockies, on August 2, 2005.
On March 28, 2006, he was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the San Diego Padres for Matt Thayer (minors) and Trey Johnston (minors).
On July 19, 2006, he was released by the San Diego Padres.
The Detroit Tigers then picked him up, in 2007, and as usual for all his teams, spent time in both the major and minors.
His latest trip to the majors began on July 2 when pitcher Zach Miner was sent to Toledo, and he was called up to take Miner’s place. (Miner has since been recalled, as well.)