Colombian Baseball Star Giovanny Urshela Signs with Caimanes de Barranquilla for 2023-2024 Season

The renowned Colombian baseball player, Giovanny Urshela, surprised in the last months of 2023 by announcing his signing with the Caimanes de Barranquilla for the 2023-2024 season. Urshela, who recently played with the Los Angeles Angels in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States, was returning to his native country to join the Barranquilla team.

After intense negotiations, Colombian third baseman, Giovanny Urshela, has found a team again in the Major Leagues. Urshela, who recently participated in the Colombian baseball season with the Caimanes de Barranquilla, has signed a one-year contract.

Giovanny Urshela signed with the Caimanes de Barranquilla for the 2023-2024 season

The news was excitedly shared by the Caimanes through their social networks, welcoming Urshela to her new home.

Urshela, who is currently a free agent, had decided to join the Caymans to stay in shape and regain his rhythm after an injury that kept him off the field for a few months.

The talented third baseman brings his experience and skills to the team he has joined for the sum of one and a half million dollars.

Urshela is quite grateful to Caimanes de Barranquilla for the trust placed in him while one of his options in the Major League teams took flight.

They will be the Colombian player’s sixth team in the Major Leagues: Cleveland, Toronto, Yankees, Minnesota and Los Angeles

Giovanny Urshela had an outstanding season with the Minnesota Twins, being key in the team’s performance. His personal achievements and his contribution to the team catapulted him to sign with the Detroit Tigers.

He finished tied for first on the Twins in games, second in runs batted in (64), third in hits, and fourth in runs scored (61).

This season also marked the second time in his career in which he managed to have at least 20 doubles and 10 home runs in a season, which he had already achieved in 2019.

In addition, he primarily played as a third baseman, playing 136 games at that position and recording a defensive percentage of .983, which earned him third place in the American League.

On August 28, Urshela recorded his 500th career hit against the San Francisco Giants, becoming the fourth Colombian-born player to reach this mark in the major leagues, joining Donovan Solano, Orlando Cabrera and Edgar Rentería. Furthermore, the next day, August 29, he scored his 100th double.

The 32-year-old player, known for his ability to hit left-handed, is an important reinforcement for the Detroit team, which seeks to strengthen its roster this season.

The Tigers will be Urshela’s sixth team in the Major Leagues, adding to his list of former teams such as the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels.

2024-02-22 23:57:04
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