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Luis Durango

Durango in August 2008
MLB Player information
NameLuis Durango
MLB debutSeptember 15, 2009 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Batting average.292
Stolen bases7
Runs batted in5
*San Diego Padres (2009 2010) *Houston Astros (2011)

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Luis A. Durango (born April 23, 1986 in Panama City) is a Panamanian professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. He is also a member of the Panama national baseball team.

In 2006, he was clocked at 3.4 seconds from home plate to first base on a bunt. Durango made his professional debut that same year, playing for the San Diego Padres Rookie-level affiliate. He was named an Arizona League All - Star for his performances that season. He spent all of 2007 with the Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League in Low-A, later being named the Co Most Valuable Player of the league. In 2008, he split time between Class-A, with the Fort Wayne Wizards, and High-A, with the Lake Elsinore Storm, before being added to the Padres' 40-man roster after the season. Durango began 2009 with the San Antonio Missions in Double-A, but ended up working his way up to the majors, making his debut with the Padres on September 15. He recorded his first career hit the following day. He split 2010 between Triple-A Portland and the Padres, playing in a combined 134 games. To begin 2011, Durango played for the Padres new Triple-A affiliate in Tucson before being designated for assignment in late June. He was later claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros, but was later designated for assignment again.

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