Miguel Socolovich

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Miguel Socolovich
Miguel Socolovich 7-27-2012.jpg
Socolovich in 2012
St. Louis Cardinals
Pitcher
Born: (1986-07-24) July 24, 1986 (age 28)
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 14, 2012 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 6.06
Strikeouts 12
Teams

Miguel A. Socolovich (born July 24, 1986) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher, who is with the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

Playing career[edit]

He was signed by the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent in 2004, but did not join the organization until 2006.[1] He spent the rest of the season playing for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox. Socolovich moved up to Single-A the following year, playing for the Lowell Spinners and later the Greenville Drive.[2] On January 28, 2008, he and fellow pitching prospect Willy Mota were traded to the Chicago White Sox for David Aardsma.[3] Socolovich would spend the next four seasons playing in the White Sox organization, taking the field for the Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators and Winston-Salem Dash, Double-A Birmingham Barons, and the Triple-A Charlotte Knights during that time.[2] After the 2011 season, he became a free agent and on January 30, 2012, he signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles.[1] He began the 2012 season playing in Triple-A with the Norfolk Tides[2] before earning his first call-up to the major leagues on July 14. At the time of his call-up, he had a 1.95 earned run average in 24 games with Norfolk.[4] He made six appearances with the Orioles before being designated for assignment on August 14. He recorded a 6.97 ERA in 10.1 innings during his time in Baltimore. On August 23, 2012, Socolovich was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs. On November 15, 2012, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp agreed to terms with Socolovich to bring him to Japan. Socolovich spent last season with the Orioles and Cubs and decided to sign in Japan as well as Cardinals righty Brandon Dickson. On Nov 21, 2013 the New York Mets announced that they have signed Socolovich to a Minor League Deal.[5]

Socolovich signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals on November 11, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Miguel Socolovich". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Miguel Socolovich". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on May 6, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Red Sox acquire reliever Aardsma for minor leaguers". ESPN. January 28, 2008. Archived from the original on January 31, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Vaswani, Navin (July 14, 2012). "Orioles designate Dana Eveland for assignment". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mets sign pitcher Miguel Socolovich to minor league deal". 21 Nov 2013. Retrieved 21 Nov 2013. 

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