This was the debut of Roansy Contreras in the Major Leagues

The Dominican rookie Roansy conteras finally managed to make his debut in the Big leagues with just 21 years of having been signed as an amateur in the Dominican Republic.

Contreras was a prospect for the New York Yankees before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, even saying he felt sad after learning that he was no longer part of the organization that gave him the opportunity to enter the business.

Roansy conteras he pitched 3 scoreless innings with 3 hits, 1 BB and 4 strikeouts against the Chicago Cubs.

His first punch:

After his departure, the Dominican looked very mature in front of the press, saying that he was not surprised because he works for that.

“I have to be honest with you, I’m not surprised, and a big part of that is that I really believe in all the hard work and sacrifice that I have put into this game and just the preparation that I have done. That, being able to come here and see the results, is fruitful, it is enormous, it is a blessing, ”said Contreras.

“However, I am not surprised. This is what gives you sacrifice and hard work, and I’m looking forward to more opportunities and to come back and keep working hard. “

In 2019 he had a 12-5 record with a 3.33 ERA in 132 innings with 113 strikeouts, he has one of the most criminal curves in the Minor Leagues with a 95-mile fastball and good control, although he is 6’0 feet and barely 175 pounds, he’s a giant when he’s on the mound. Roansy Contreras is 21 years old.

Contreras in Triple-A this 2021 had an excellent start and finished with a 3-2 record, 2.65 ERA in 54.1 innings with 76 strikeouts.

Roansy Conteras, who belongs to the Toros del Este in LIDOM, contacted Héctor Gómez to whom he expressed the following words:

“It is a dream come true. I didn’t expect to get to MLB so quickly. Thanks to the Pirates for trusting in my talent and thanks to the Pirates fans for so many nice messages. I am very grateful to them. “.