Daniel J. Carrasco, called “D. J.” , was born on April 12, 1977 in Safford, Arizona. He is a pitcher, currently for the Chicago White Sox.
CollegeD. J. attended Pima Community College.
CareerJ. D. was drafted in the 26th round of the 1997 amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles, but did not pitch a minor league game for them.
He played in the Cleveland Indians organization in 1998 and in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 1999-2002.
He spent all of 2003 in the majors for the Royals and was up and down with the Royals from 2004-2005.
He pitched 3 games in Japan for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in 2006, then returned to the U.S. where he pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks AAA affiliate, the Tucson Sidewinders in 2007.
On January 11, 2008, he signed a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training with the Chicago White Sox.
On July 9th, 2008 he was recalled by the Chicago White Sox to replace injured closer Bobby Jenks. He had posted a 2.38 ERA in 7 appearances with AAA Charlotte before being recalled.