Esteban Luis Yan (born on June 22, 1975 in Campiña del Seibo, Dominican Republic) is a starting pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball's Central League. At 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), 255 lb (116 kg), he bats and throws right handed.

From 1996 to 2006, Yan played Major League Baseball, and posted a 33-39 record with 51 saves and a 5.14 ERA in 472 games played.[1] Yan played with the Baltimore Orioles (1996-97), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2002), Texas Rangers (2003), St. Louis Cardinals (2003), Detroit Tigers (2004), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-06), and Cincinnati Reds (2006). During this time, he was primarily used as a relief pitcher. On June 4, 2000 Yan hit a home run in his first major league at bat, on the first pitch.

He was referenced in "C.E. D'oh," an episode of the television show The Simpsons.


  1. Accessed 2007-04-24.
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