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Daniel J. "D. J." Carrasco (born April 12, 1977 in Safford, Arizona) is a Major League Baseball pitcher currently with the New York Mets.

Carrasco was drafted in the 26th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles, but did not pitch a minor league game for them as he was released in 1998. He played for the Cleveland Indians' farm system in 1998 and for the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from 1999 through 2002.

Carrasco was drafted by the Kansas City Royals from the Pirates in the 2002 Rule 5 Draft. He spent all of the 2003 season in the majors for the Royals. He split 2004 and 2005 between the Royals and their minor league affiliates. He pitched three games in Japan for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in 2006.

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