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Henry Sosa

This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Sosa and the second or maternal family name is Esther.
Henry Sosa
Pitcher
Born: (1985-07-28) July 28, 1985 (age 28)
El Seibo Province, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 10, 2011 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Win-Loss 3-5
Earned Run Average 5.23
Strikeouts 38
Teams

Henry Sosa Esther (July 28, 1985 in El Seibo Province, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the formerKia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization.

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 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 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 innings. He played only two games with Augusta.[2]

On July 19, 2011 Sosa was traded to the Houston Astros along with Jason Stoffel for infielder Jeff Keppinger.[3]

On October 2011 Sosa was reported to have taken bags full of baseballs and MLB apparel back to his hometown in the Dominican Republic. But as he was leaving the airport for his flight he was over the passenger weight limit it was then that he opened up a couple bags of his and began to gave away memorabilia to visitors around him at the airport. One item being his winter jacket with his name and number emrodered into the lining of the inside left chest.

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • player stats in Korean League

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