Carlos Monasterios is a professional baseball player from Venezuela who plays as a pitcher. Monasterios was signed as an international free agent in 2006, by the New York Yankees. He began playing in the Rookie League with the Gulf Coast Yankees before being traded out to the Philadelphia Phillies after just 7 games.
Monasterios played the remainder of the season with the Gulf Coast Phillies before moving up to the Lakewood BlueClaws, in 2007, in the A-League. With an 11-11 win-loss record for the BlueClaws, Monasterios was bumped up to the Advanced A-League, playing for the Clearwater Threshers in 2008. Monasterios had an average season with a 5.63 ERA and began 2009 with the Threshers again.
This year though, Monasterios had a better season, pitching at 3.73 and getting named to the mid-season All-Star team. He was moved up to the AA-League to play for the Reading Phillies following which Monasterios was picked by the New York Mets on a Rule V Draft at the end of 2009. Monasterios was, post-draft, traded out to the Los Angeles Dodgers who signed him up on a minor league contract for 2010 with an invite to Spring Training.
The Dodgers subsequently named Monasterios to their 40-man roster for 2010.