|Toronto Blue Jays – No. 65|
|Born: February 15, 2000|
Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
|March 31, 2019, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2019 season)
|Earned run average||5.35|
Elvis Enmanuel Luciano (born February 15, 2000) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was the first player born in the 2000s to appear in an MLB game.
Luciano was signed as an international free agent on October 1, 2016, by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He split this debut season of 2017 between the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Diamondbacks and AZL Diamondbacks, and the Rookie Advanced Missoula Osprey. He posted a combined 4–1 record with a 2.84 ERA in 662⁄3 innings over 16 games (8 starts). Luciano opened the 2018 season in extended spring training.
Kansas City Royals
On June 6, 2018, the Arizona Diamondbacks traded Luciano and Gabe Speier to the Kansas City Royals for Jon Jay. He played for the Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls Chukars and Burlington Royals in 2018, combining to go 10–10 with a 3.90 ERA in 134 innings over 26 games (24 starts).
Toronto Blue Jays
Luciano made the Blue Jays' 2019 Opening Day roster, becoming the first active major league player born in the 2000s. He made his major league debut on March 31, throwing 11⁄3 scoreless innings against the Detroit Tigers, becoming the youngest ever Blue Jay pitcher.  (The youngest-ever Blue Jays player remains catcher Brian Milner, who at the age of 18 played two games in 1978.)
On April 28, 2019, Luciano earned his first major league win after pitching the bottom third of the 11th inning before the Blue Jays walked off the Oakland Athletics 5–4. On June 12, 2019, Luciano went on the 10-day injured list due to a right elbow sprain. On June 17, he was transferred to the 60-day injured list. He was activated from the injured list on September 12. Luciano did not make an appearance for the Blue Jays in 2020.
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