Mariano (Nalasco) Duncan
(born March 13
in San Pedro de Macoris
, Dominican Republic
) was a Second Baseman
for several Major League Baseball
teams during his 12 year career. He is currently the infield coach and 1st base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
Duncan was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers
as an undrafted free agent on January 7 1982
. He played in the Dodgers minor league system for three seasons with the Lethbridge Dodgers
in 1982, Vero Beach Dodgers
in 1983 and San Antonio Dodgers
in 1984. He stole 56 bases for Vero Beach and 41 bases for San Antonio. He made his major league debut, starting at second base, for the Dodgers on April 9 1985
against the Houston Astros
, and was 0 for 4 in his debut. He got his first major league hit on April 10
against Astros pitcher Joe Niekro
He stole 38 bases in his rookie season and finished third in the rookie of the year voting.
Duncan was traded by the Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds
with Tim Leary
on July 18
for Lenny Harris
and Kal Daniels
Duncan signed with the Philadelphia Phillies
on April 14, 1992. He played three seasons for the Phils before being claimed off waivers by the Reds on August 8, 1995.
New York Yankees
On December 11, 1995, Duncan signed with the New York Yankees
. He spent a season and a half with the Yankees.
Toronto Blue Jays
Duncan was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays
on July 29, 1997 for minor leaguer Angel Ramirez. He spent a half of the season with the Blue Jays.
Duncan played one season for the Yomiuri Giants