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Danys Báez González (Spanish pronunciation: , English: /ˈdæni ˈbaɪ.ɛz/; born September 10, 1977, in Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Báez has previously played for the Cleveland Indians (2001–2003), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004–2005), Los Angeles Dodgers (2006), Atlanta Braves (2006), and Baltimore Orioles (2007–2009).

Báez was signed by the Cleveland Indians in 1999. In his second season, he played for both the Indians and the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. In his debut, he went a scoreless inning against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Over the rest of the year, he went 5–3 with a 2.91 ERA.

In 2002, Báez was moved into the starting rotation of the Indians. He won his first start on April 5 of that year facing the Detroit Tigers. In 26 starts, he went 9–10 with a 4.44 ERA. He was given the role of closer in August, where he finished off the season.

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