NPB: Colombian pitcher who threw at 104 MPH signs with Chiba Lotte Marines, of Japan

The Colombian right-hand pitcher Tayron warrior signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines of the NPB, according to the team. Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. The one from Boca Chica, Colombia, 30 years old and 2.04 meters tall, last pitched in the Major Leagues in 2019 with the Miami Marlins. At the time he reached 104 miles per hour still in 2019.

Before his career with the Marlins, the one born on January 9, 1991 and weighing 102 kilos, had made his debut with the San Diego Padres, making just one two-inning outing in 2016, this after seven seasons in the minor leagues:

Signed as an amateur free agent in 2009, Guerrero entered the Padres system before being included in the 2016 deadline deal that brought Carter Capps, Luis Castillo, Jarred Cosart and Josh Naylor to the Padres from the Marlins by Andrew. Cashner, Colin Rea and Guerrero. It wouldn’t be until 2018 that Guerrero would stay in an established major league bullpen.

Between 2018 and 2019, Guerrero would make 112 appearances for the Marlins with a total of 104 innings. Collectively, he had a 5.80 / 5.09 FIP ERA, a strikeout rate of 22.9 percent, a walk rate of 13.6 percent and a groundout rate of 44.4 percent. After the 2019 season, Guerrero was taken off waivers by the White Sox.

Guerrero spent last season in the White Sox system at Triple-A Charlotte. There, he appeared 18 times with a 6.63 ERA in 19 innings. At NPB, Guerrero will have the opportunity to pitch professionally and establish value as a piece of the bullpen.

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Once upon a time, he had been one of the top 30 prospects in the Padres system, but control issues have largely prevented him from establishing himself at the highest level in the sport.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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NPB: Colombian pitcher who threw at 104 MPH signs with Chiba Lotte Marines, of Japan