Henry Sosa

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Henry Sosa
Henry Sosa on May 6, 2012.jpg
Sosa pitching for the Oklahoma City RedHawks, triple-A affiliates of the Houston Astros, in 2012
LG Twins – No. 50
Pitcher
Born: (1985-07-28) July 28, 1985 (age 33)
El Seibo Province, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 10, 2011, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Win–loss record 3-5
Earned run average 5.23
Strikeouts 38
Teams

Henry Sosa Esther (July 28, 1985) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the LG Twins of the KBO League. He was born in El Seibo, Dominican Republic. He previously played in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros and in the KBO League for the Kia Tigers, Nexen Heroes, and LG Twins.

Career[edit]

San Francisco Giants[edit]

Sosa was signed as an amateur free agent by the San Francisco Giants on April 23, 2004. He began his professional career in 2006 with the AZL Giants. With them, he went 2-1 with a 3.90 ERA in nine games (six starts). He also struck out 41 batters in 32​13 innings. In 2007, he played for the San Jose Giants and Augusta Greenjackets. He went 6-0 with a 0.73 ERA in 13 games (10 starts) with the Greenjackets and 5-5 with a 4.38 ERA in 14 starts with the Giants. He went a combined 11-5 with a 2.58 ERA in 27 games (24 starts). In 125​23 innings, he struck out 139 batters. He also played for the Estrellas de Oriente of the Dominican Winter League that year.[1] For the San Jose Giants and Augusta Greenjackets in 2008, he went a combined 3-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 57​23 innings. He played only two games with Augusta.[2]

Houston Astros[edit]

On July 19, 2011 Sosa was traded to the Houston Astros along with Jason Stoffel for infielder Jeff Keppinger.[3] He made his Major League debut on August 10, 2011 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He started the game and allowed four runs in six innings to pick up the loss. His first win was recorded when he allowed one run in six innings against the San Francisco Giants on August 25. In 10 starts he was 3-5 with a 5.23 ERA.

Kia Tigers[edit]

He pitched with the Kia Tigers in the Korea Baseball Organization in 2012–2013.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

Sosa signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in December, 2013 and was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. In seven starts for the Isotopes he was 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA.

Nexen Heroes[edit]

On May 15, 2014, he signed with the Nexen Heroes of the KBO.[4]

LG Twins[edit]

Sosa signed with the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization for the 2015 season. He re-signed with LG Twins for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons. Since then, he has become one of the most well-known veteran foreign pitchers in the KBO League alongside Dustin Nippert.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://minors.sabrwebs.com/cgi-bin/person.php?milbID=sosa--001hen "SABR"
  2. ^ http://thebaseballcube.com/players/S/Henry-Sosa.shtml The Baseball Cube
  3. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Giants Acquire Jeff Keppinger". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Nexen Heroes sign ex-Kia pitcher Sosa". May 15, 2014.

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