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The most recent Pittsburgh Pirates player to wear #68 played for the team during the 2023 season.

Signing a minor league deal with the Pirates on December 22, 2022, Angel Perdomo began his season with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, where he demonstrated his prowess on the mound with a 3.18 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 22.2 innings pitched.

His impressive performance earned him a promotion to the major league roster on June 3, 2023. However, his time in the majors was not without challenges. On July 25, Perdomo found himself at the center of controversy after surrendering a home run and subsequently intentionally hitting the next batter, resulting in his ejection from the game and a three-game suspension.

Despite this setback, Perdomo continued to persevere until he was sidelined by left elbow discomfort on Aug. 20. His season came to an abrupt end when he was transferred to the 60-day injured list, culminating in 30 appearances for the Pirates with a 3.72 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 29.0 innings of work.

Unfortunately, Perdomo's challenges persisted beyond the 2023 season when he underwent Tommy John surgery on Oct. 6, ruling him out for the entirety of the 2024 season. Due to this outcome, the Pirates let Perdomo go by designating him for assignment. He has since joined the Braves organization, where he will rehab for the entirety of the 2024 season.