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Win-loss  4-4
Earned run average  4.78
Height  1.83 m
Earned run average  3.25
Strikeouts  135
Weight  80 kg

Strikeouts  53
Name  Alex Maestri
Career start  2005
Win-loss  14-9
Role  Baseball player
Salary  15 million JPY (2013)
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Current team  Orix Buffaloes (#91 / Pitcher)
Similar People  Alex Liddi, Brandon Dickson, Bryan Bullington, Esteban German, Hiroshi Moriwaki

Alex maestri


Alessandro Maestri (born June 1, 1985 in Cesena, Italy) is an Italian professional baseball player for the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz of the Mexican League.

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A pitcher, the 5'11", 180 lb. right-hander signed with the Chicago Cubs as a non-drafted free agent on Jan. 6, 2006.

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Early career

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Born in Cesena, Maestri grew up in Viserba, a suburb near Rimini. He played in the Italian minor leagues for Torre Pedrera. In 2005, he played with San Marino Baseball in the Italian Baseball League, the highest league in Italy.

Chicago Cubs organization

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Early in the 2007 season, Maestri's second season of professional ball with the Class A Peoria Chiefs, he gave up seven runs in two innings against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. From that point on, he did not give up more than two runs in an appearance for the rest of the season, and converted his first seven save opportunities to earn himself a Midwest League All-Star nod.

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His success in 2007 prompted the Cubs to try to convert Maestri into a starter. Thus, he began the 2008 season in the starting rotation of the Florida State League Class A advanced Daytona Cubs. In this role, he went 5-3 with a 3.69 ERA to again earn himself an All Star nod. Following the all star game, Maestri was promoted to the double A Southern League Tennessee Smokies. With the Smokies, Maestri made two starts in which he pitched 11 innings and gave up eight earned runs before shoulder soreness forced the Cubs to shut him down for the remainder of the season, and ended the Cubs' experiment with Maestri as a starter.

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The Cubs released Maestri in April 2011, and he signed with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

Brisbane Bandits

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On November 5, 2011, Maestri made his Australian Baseball League debut with the Brisbane Bandits. Starting against the Canberra Cavalry, Maestri went five innings and gave up two hits, picking up the first win of the Bandits' 2011-12 season. His performances earned him a spot with Team World at the 2011 Australian Baseball League All-Star Game. Maestri pitched a scoreless inning in the game. Maestri continued the season as the Bandits' ace, finishing third highest in the league in strikeouts and innings pitched. The Bandits ended the half a game short of the playoffs, with Maestri posting a 3.25 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP en route to winning the ABL's Fan Choice Award.

Rimini Baseball Club and the Kagawa Olive Guyners

Maestri played portions of 2012 for the Rimini Baseball Club and the Kagawa Olive Guyners of Japan's Shikoku Island League.

Orix Buffaloes

Maestri signed with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional baseball prior to the 2012 season. On the 9 November 2015, Maestri elected for free agency.

Hanwha Eagles

In 2016, Maestri moved to the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. He was released on June 25, 2016 to make way for new signing Fabio Castillo.

Gunma Diamond Pegasus

On 12 July 2016, after being released from his Korean team, Maestri returned to the independent leagues of Japan by signing for Gunma Diamond Pegasus of the Baseball Challenge League.

Rojos del Águila de Veracruz

On April 10, 2017, Maestri signed with the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz of the Mexican Baseball League.

Italy national team

Maestri was signed by Cubs scout Bill Holmberg, who also serves as pitching coach for the Italy national baseball team for whom Maestri pitched in both the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic. Maestri gave up one earned run in two appearances out of the bullpen in the 2006 WBC. In 2009, Maestri pitched 2.2 innings without giving up a run.

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