Manuel Bañuelos (born March 13, 1991) is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He has previously played in MLB for the Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox, and in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) for the Fubon Guardians.
In 2008, the New York Yankees signed four players, including Bañuelos and Alfredo Aceves, from the Mexican League for $450,000. Bañuelos participated in the All-Star Futures Game in 2009.
On January 1, 2015, the Yankees traded Bañuelos to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve. He was invited to spring training, and assigned to the Gwinnett Braves of the International League on March 27.
On June 18, 2020, Bañuelos signed with the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He posted a 6–3 record, 2.60 ERA, and 62 strikeouts across 9 starts in his first season with the club. On December 17, 2020, Bañuelos re-signed with the Guardians for the 2021 season.
He was released on July 5, 2021, in order to play with Team Mexico at the 2020 Summer Olympics (contested in 2021). He finished the 2021 season with a 2.94 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 49 innings pitched. On July 13, 2021, Bañuelos signed with the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League.
On January 10, 2022, Bañuelos signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees organization. He began the 2022 season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and had a 2.35 ERA through 30+2⁄3 innings. The Yankees promoted him to the major leagues on May 26.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.