Reliever Jake Sánchez is hired by the Eagles

The Águilas Cibaeñas announced the hiring of right-hand reliever Jake Sánchez, who has just established a new save record in Mexico’s Pacific League with an impressive 26 total, pitching for the Águilas de Mexicali team.

“In reliever Jake Sánchez we have a man with vast experience and power repertoire, with pitches that range from 94-96 mph, good slider and solid secondary pitches,” said Angel Ovalles when giving the information.

Sanchez is a 32-year-old native of Brawley, California, 6-1 and 205 pounds, with 26 saves in 27 chances.

Sánchez became the first closer in Pacific League history to reach 20 saves in two different seasons. He had made 21 saves in the 2016-17 season.

During the just-concluded regular series, he added 12 saves in 12 consecutive relays, the first pitcher to accomplish such a feat in LMP history. This brand was established on November 23.

Ovalles thinks that “Sánchez should be of great help together with Neftalí Féliz, Michael Tonkin, Luis Felipe Castillo and Jhan Mariñez, among others in that solid bullpen that we already have. I think Jake is going to be a great addition to our roster, being a man available to pitch almost every day. We are very happy to be able to add a competitor of your size".

The veteran pitcher worked 32 innings, giving up 20 hits, 6 earned runs, and just 7 transfers, striking out 48 opponents. His PCL closed at 1.69 with a WHIP of 0.84.

The Eagles make adjustments in their squad while they find themselves even with the Tigres del Licey in second place in the Todos Contra Todos, a game behind the Gigantes del Cibao.

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