Yorman Osorio Bazardo is a professional baseball played from Venezuela who plays as a pitcher. Bazardo began his playing career in the youth leagues in Venezuela. As a 16 year old, Bazardo was noticed by scouts and the Florida Marlins decided to sign the youngster as a valuable addition to their youth setup. Bazardo began playing for the Marlins in the Venezuelan Summer League and appeared for the Marlins’ affiliate, the VSL Marlins.
A 7-2 record and a 2.43 ERA gave him a huge jump into the Low A-Division where he suited up for the Jamestown Jammers. Bazardo was again quite impressive, proving his faithful right with a 5-0 record and a 2.72 ERA along with 6 saves as well. He moved into the A-Division in 2003, this time with the Greensboro Bats and became a starting pitcher. Running into a bit of trouble for the first time in his career, Bazardo ended with an ERA of 3.12 and a 9-8 win-loss record.
The performance was still good enough to warrant a place in the Advanced A-Division with the Jupiter Hammerheads and Bazardo had a losing season for the first time. The 5-9 record was attributed to lack of support, more than poor performance on his part, as Bazardo still ended the season with a 3.27 ERA. Bazardo ended the year on a high though, as he was named to the MLB roster for the Marlins. In 2005, that confidence was further boosted with a call-up to Spring Training.
Despite not making the team, Bazardo was assigned to the AA-Division with the Carolina Mudcats. Later in the year, struggling pitcher Logan Kensing was sent down to the minors and Bazardo was called up as a replacement in the Marlins’ roster. In his only appearance as a relief pitcher, Bazardo was totally out of his league and gave away 5 runs including 4 ERs, all in just 1 2/3rd innings. The very next day, Bazardo was back with the Mudcats. After seeing the season through to the end with the Mudcats, Bazardo was traded out to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Ron Villone.
Bazardo started his Mariners career with the AA-Division affiliates, the San Antonio Missions. In 2006, Bazardo was named as the Missions’ Pitcher of the Year after a 6-5 record and a 3.64 ERA. He was also named to the Texas League All Star Team before leaving for Venezuela to play in the Winter League. Although the Mariners did add Bazardo to their 40-man roster, he was sent back down after Jeff Weaver was acquired in a trade.