|LG Twins – No. 50|
Born: July 28, 1985|
El Seibo Province, Dominican Republic
|August 10, 2011, for the Houston Astros|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2011 Season)
|Earned run average||5.23|
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.
San Francisco Giants
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 321⁄3 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 1252⁄3 innings, he struck out 139 batters. He also played for the Estrellas de Oriente of the Dominican Winter League that year. For the San Jose Giants and Augusta Greenjackets in 2008, he went a combined 3-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 572⁄3 innings. He played only two games with Augusta.
On July 19, 2011 Sosa was traded to the Houston Astros along with Jason Stoffel for infielder Jeff Keppinger. 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.
Los Angeles Dodgers
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.
- http://minors.sabrwebs.com/cgi-bin/person.php?milbID=sosa--001hen "SABR"
- http://thebaseballcube.com/players/S/Henry-Sosa.shtml The Baseball Cube
- Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Giants Acquire Jeff Keppinger". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- "Nexen Heroes sign ex-Kia pitcher Sosa". May 15, 2014.