Eagles sign pitchers Chad Sobotka and Onelki Garcia

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  • Águilas hire pitchers Chad Sobotka and Onelki García

    Chad Sobotka is one of the new imports from the Águilas Cibaeñas.

The Águilas Cibaeñas announced the hiring of pitchers Chad Sobotka and Onelki García, both with Major League experience, continuing with their strategy of strengthen his mound corps as the first half of the season approaches.

The information was offered by Ángel Ovalles, operations manager of the eaglets, who highlighted that “Sobotka, who throws right, is a no-holds-barred, long-serving Major League reliever who has the repertoire of being able to pitch effectively in the late innings of the game.”

“His His presence is going to help Richard Rodríguez and Neftalí a lot. Happy, our specialists in the closing of the games, increasing the depth “, he added. the Eagles executive.

Ovalles referred to García as a left-handed starter who has already had success in Lidom and comes from being one of the main starters for the Mexican League champions, Leones de Yucatán.

“His integration n the team follows the philosophy of capturing unrestricted pitchers as a priority in our hiring, “he said.

Sobotka will enter. He has been added to the roster by Nick Wittgren, who has fulfilled his contract with the Eagles and is leaving with the option to return later while Garcia will replace Wittgren. to Jesse Scholtens and they both arrive ready to start pitching right away.

About Sobotka

Chad Sobotka is 29, 6’ 7” and weighs 205 pounds, debuted in the Major Leagues on August 10, 2018 with the Atlanta Braves, a team that took it. from the 2014 round 4 drawing resulting in the 133rd overall pick.

In addition to his debut in 2018, he released for Atlanta in the 2019 and 2020 seasons, compiling 50 regular-round games, in which he recorded. 1-0, 5.36 ERA, 47 innings pitched, 39 hits, 28 runs allowed, 30 transfers and 61 strikeouts. n pitcher, to the Milwaukee Brewers for shortstop Orlando Arcia in April 2021.

In November of that year, it was declared free agent and signed He worked with the Gastonia Honey Hunters of the independent Atlantic League circuit, where he worked this year. in 11 games as a reliever, going 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 11 innings, 6 hits, 5 BBs and 15 strikeouts with a 1.0 WHIP.

About Garcia

García is a veteran left-handed pitcher from Guantánamo, Cuba, who has already pitched in the country with the Tigres del Licey in the 2017-2018 season, working in 10 games of regular round, closing with 3-2, ERA of 3.23 and WHIP of 1.18. He is 33 years old, measures 6 & rsquo; 3” and weighs 225 lbs.

He was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round being the 113th overall in the 2012 draft in the United States. His debut, however, on September 11, 2013, came with the Kansas City Royals, with whom he played. 5 games, concluding with 0-1 and 13.50 ERA.

In 2022 he worked & oacute; in the Mexican Baseball League with the champion Leones de Yucatán where he went 1-0, average ERA of 7.03 and WHIP of 1.5 in 6 games.

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