Victor Garate will have the chance to try their luck in the big leagues in Japan. The Venezuelan pitcher announced yesterday that it agreed for one year with the team Nippon Ham-Fighters of Nippon Professional League (NPB).
The details of the negotiations have not yet been revealed by the team or the press of the archipelago, but according to the lefty, and this year the summer divided between Mexico and Taiwan, the agreement includes an option for 2016.
In 2010, Garate who participated in tryouts held for 10 days the Orix Buffaloes, which also involved teammate with Leones del Caracas, Luis Rodriguez. However, neither did sign with the club, although according to press reports at the time, what they liked about the skills monticulares Creole was his punch-capacity.
In 2013, the wreck was second in strikeouts (112) in the Mexican Baseball League and this year between the LMB and the Chinese Professional Baseball League, scored 175 guillotined in 162 innings. Furthermore, let maracayero 10-7 mark (3-4 in Mexico and 7-3 in Taiwan), with an overall 3.55 ERA (2.59 to 4.58 with Eda Rhinos and Saraperos Saltillo) and 46 walks donated .
"I have said that I will be relief," Garate said that this year he served as a starter.
Your signature jeopardizes his performance with Caracas in 2014-2105.
"I know it will be difficult, but try to talk with the team to launch in December. I have always acted in Venezuela and that has helped me in my forays abroad, "said Garate, who this week began training at the University.
Juan Vicente Zerpa, general manager of the capital, said that now the possible addition of left-handed pitching Lions complicated.
Garate joins Jesus Guzman, Guillermo Moscoso and Aarom Baldiris. The other players will play Caracas in 2015 in Japan.
"Guzmán must report to the team next week and one month stay from the date of his debut," said Zerpa on the utility you just agree with Hiroshima.
Moscoso renewed contract with Yokohama and not allowed to be standardized in Venezuela, while Baldiris, according to his agent Peter Greenberg, has no intention of acting in the country. A decision that Luis Avila, president of Caracas, said ignore.
Garate is the second Venezuelan to debut in 2015 in the NPB. The other is Guzman. Both will join the group headed by Ernesto Mejia and includes Moscoso Baldiris, Kevin Muscat and Enyelbert Soto.