CARACAS. After arriving in a change to Águilas del Zulia in May 2020, the receiver and first baseman Héctor Sánchez debuts this Wednesday with the feathered, when guarding the initial of the team led by Rouglas Odor against Tigres de Aragua at the Luis Aparicio stadium in Maracaibo.
The player with Major League Baseball experience arrived from Tiburones de La Guaira for outfielder Jairo Pérez, but was not part of the western team that made life last season, due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, which complicated the travel to the country, as the player resides in North America.
In eight seasons, the Maracay native has reached a .291 lifetime average, one hit out of 200, with 97 RBIs, 19 homers and 75 runs scored, in addition to slugging .425 and OPS of .774, always with the ninth Litoralense .
A hitter with both hands, the 31-year-old brings his experience to the harrier line-up, plagued by hungry young players for baseball. Few remember, but he boasts two World Series rings with his internship with the San Francisco Giants (2012-2014). He also made life in the Chicago White Sox, with whom he debuted in the majors in 2011 and was Rookie of the Year in the LVBP in 2011-2012, with the sharks.
Zulia receives him on his roster, along with reliever Will Changarotty and outfielder Ericsson Leonora, from Leones del Caracas via free agency, after failing to triumph in their first two games of the 2021-2022 campaign.