Dario signed a one-year major league deal with Chicago in November of 2017 ... is 6-1 with six holds and a 5.06 ERA (27 ER/48.0 IP) in 56 major league relief outings between the Mets (2014-15), Braves (2016) and Rangers (2016-17) ... has struck out 61 batters in 48.0 innings, good for an average of 11.4 strikeouts per 9.0 innings... Owns a 27-17 career record with two complete games, one shutout, five saves and a 2.92 ERA (131 ER/404.1 IP) in 181 career minor league games, including 45 starts ... has pitched predominantly in relief since 2014... Signed by Philadelphia at the age of 18 in 2007, he spent three years (2007-09) in the Phillies system before pitching in Japan, Venezuela and Panama from 2010-12... Rejoined affiliated ball by signing a minor league contract with the Mets in January of 2013 ... saw his first major league action in 2014... Graduated from Liceo Herminia Perez High School.
Dario made 20 relief appearances for the Rangers across three stints (Opening Day-May 6, May 8-June 8 and June 16-July 2) ... was on the 10-day D.L., May 26-June 6, with a strained left elbow... Went 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA (5 ER/16.1 IP) and three holds in 20 relief appearances for the Rangers ... held opponent scoreless in 16 of his 20 outings... Recorded a career-high 7.0 consecutive scoreless innings spanning seven outings, April 14-May 4... Pitched to a 1.50 ERA (1 ER/6.0 IP) in his final eight games with the Rangers from May 25-June 28... With Triple-A Round Rock, was 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA (7 ER/27.0 IP) in 18 games, including one start ... walked 10 and struck out 36... Pitched for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League ... made 14 appearances (10.0 IP) and pitched to a 3.60 ERA.
Appeared in a career-high 26 games with Texas and Atlanta, going 3-1 with a 5.06 ERA (15 ER/26.2 IP) and 41 strikeouts…his 13.84 SO/9 rate was 8th-highest among all ML pitchers with at least 25.0 innings…started the year in the New York-NL organization and was designated for assignment on 5/23…received on a waiver claim by Atlanta on 5/25 and was traded to Texas on 8/27.
Was recalled from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on September 4...Was also with the Mets from August 22-24...Made his season debut on September 7 when he came in to face Washington's Bryce Harper...Struck out Harper to end the inning and eventually earned his first major league win...Lefthanders were 3-10 (.300) off him...Allowed four runs on four hits in two outings (September 13-15)...Left the game on September 15 vs. Miami with a left groin strain...Returned to the mound on September 30 at Philadelphia...Was 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA (14 earned runs/42.0 innings) in 48 games combined between Las Vegas (AAA) and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Had 62 strikeouts and lefthanders were 9-72 (.125).
Had his contract selected from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on September 1...Made his major league debut on September 3 at Miami...Joined infielder Dilson Herrera as the second player in 2014 to go from Single-A to the majors in the same season...The last Mets pitchers to accomplish this feat were Mike Pelfrey and Alay Soler in 2006...Was unscored upon in three of his four major league outings, including earning a hold on September 10 vs. Colorado...Was the co-winner of the Sterling Award at Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League...The award is emblematic of the team's MVP...Named to the mid-season SAL All-Star team...Went 10-1 with a 1.10 ERA (nine earned runs/73.1 innings) in 29 games, six starts with Savannah (A), St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...He issued 17 walks and struck out 114.
Made 12 starts for Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League.
Pitched overseas for three different teams...Spent 2012 in Venezuela, and he played for Industriales de Herera in Panama in 2010 and 2011...Also spent a portion of 2010 in Japan with the Softbank Hawks of the Pacific League.