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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Andres Constant turned prospect, then underwent elbow surgery; Career spanned eight seasons, made AA

Orioles farmhand Andres Constant pitched well enough in 1989 with single-A Frederick to be called a prospect in The Baltimore Sun. He went 10-4, with a 3.04 ERA.

For Constant, though, that label, which came in spring 1990, came with the announcement that he'd likely be lost for the season after elbow ulnar nerve surgery, The Sun wrote.

Constant's career ultimately spanned eight seasons. He briefly made AA.

Constant's career began in 1985, signed by the Orioles as a free agent out of his native Dominican Republic.

Constant started with the Orioles at rookie Bluefield. He saw six games, one start. He then played 1986 in the Dominican Summer League.

For 1987, he played with co-op Miami. He went 1-1 in six games, two starts, with a 2.25 ERA. He threw a five-hitter in a June game. He played 1988 at short-season Erie. He saw 15 relief outings and had a 4.61 ERA. 

He arrived at Frederick for 1989. He picked up a relief win in a June game. He threw his second of two complete games in an early August win.

By 1990, though, he hit the disabled list at Frederick. He didn't get into a game all year, but he did get a card.

He returned for 1991. He saw eight starts at Frederick and one at AA Hagerstown. He went two innings in that AA start, giving up four earned runs. That season marked his last as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,114
Made the Majors:1,363-33.1%
Never Made Majors:2,751-66.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:556
10+ Seasons in the Minors:336

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