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Rómulo Sánchez

This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is Oviedo.
Rómulo Sánchez
Olmecas de Tabasco
Born: (1984-04-28) April 28, 1984 (age 30)
Carora, Lara, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 26, 2007 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
(through 2010 Season)
Win–loss record 1–0
Earned run average 4.04
Strikeouts 19

Rómulo Ignacio Sánchez Oviedo (born April 28, 1984, in Carora, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has also pitched in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees, and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. He bats and throws right-handed.

Baseball career

Sánchez was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 8, 2002. He played in the Dominican Summer League in 2002 and 2003.

He was released by the Dodgers on March 12, 2004, and was picked up by the Pirates on May 7, 2004. He pitched in the Venezuelan League in 2004 for the Pirates. In 2005, he began to play in the Pirates minor league system beginning in rookie ball and ending the year in Double-A Altoona. In 2006, Sánchez played in two Single-A levels and also played Double-A ball.

Sánchez began the 2007 season with the Altoona Curve. When Salomón Torres went on the disabled list on August 25, 2007, for the big league club, Sánchez was called up. He had gone 6–3 with a 2.81 ERA in 40 relief appearances for the Curve.

Sánchez was traded to the New York Yankees for Eric Hacker on May 16, 2009. Following the 2009 season, Sánchez was added to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[1] On May 7, 2010, the Yankees recalled Sánchez to the major leagues.[2]

Out of options,[3] the Yankees sold Sánchez to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles after designating him for assignment at the end of 2011 spring training.[4]

On January 19, 2012, Sanchez signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.[5] He was assigned to Triple-A Durham before the season. On August 2, Sanchez was released by the Rays. He went 2-2 with a 6.31 ERA in 34 appearances with Durham.[6]


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • player profile on Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles official website

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