Luiz Gohara

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Luiz Gohara
Atlanta Braves – No. 53
Pitcher
Born: (1996-07-31) July 31, 1996 (age 22)
Tupã, São Paulo, Brazil[1]
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 6, 2017, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through July 8, 2018)
Win–loss record 1–4
Earned run average 5.33
Strikeouts 49
Teams

Luiz Henrique Gohara (born July 31, 1996) is a Brazilian professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

Gohara signed with the Seattle Mariners for $880,000 as an international free agent on August 14, 2012.[2][3] He was originally on Brazil's roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic,[4] however he left the team before the competition started.[5] He made his professional debut that season for the Pulaski Mariners, going 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 2013.

In 2014, he pitched for the Class R Arizona League Mariners and short-season Class A Northwest League Everett AquaSox, going a combined 1-7 with a 6.66 ERA.[6][7] In 2015 he was a combined 3-8 with a 5.54 ERA in A- and A ball.[6]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

On January 11, 2017, Gohara was traded to the Atlanta Braves, along with pitcher Thomas Burrows, in exchange for outfielder Mallex Smith and pitcher Shae Simmons.[8] He was promoted twice during the 2017 season, joining the Mississippi Braves on May 10, and the Gwinnett Braves in July.[9]

Gohara was called up to the majors for the first time on September 5, 2017.[10] In five starts he was 1-3 with an ERA of 4.91.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is a Brazilian of Japanese descent.[11] He was born in Tupã, São Paulo to parents Luiz and Maria Gohara. His father was a professional baseball player in Japan and died at the age of 58 in December 2017.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luiz Gohara page on MiLB.com
  2. ^ "BEISEBOL: Atleta brasileiro Luiz Gohara assina com o Seattle Mariners". Jornal Nippak. August 12, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Badler, Ben (February 15, 2013). "International Reviews: Seattle Mariners". Baseball America. Retrieved February 15, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Felix leads Mariners' contingent on Classic rosters". Seattle Mariners. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Baseball makes headlines in Brazil ahead of WBC". Newsday. February 26, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Luiz Gohara Stats | Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ "Gohara, 17, outshines Mariners draft choices". Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mariners acquire Smith, Simmons from Braves". MLB.com. January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  9. ^ Wild (July 28, 2017). "Braves promote lefty Gohara to Triple-A". MILB.com. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  10. ^ Luiz Gohara to start for Braves in major league debut Tuesday
  11. ^ 友成那智、村上雅則 (2016). メジャーリーグ・完全データ選手名鑑2016. 廣済堂出版. pp. 235頁. ISBN 978-4-331-52002-4. id 和書. 
  12. ^ Bowman, Mark (February 14, 2018). "Gohara arrives at camp with heavy heart". MLB.com. Retrieved February 15, 2018. 

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