The Cuban reliever of baltimore oriolesYennier Cano, got his fourth rescue this Thursday in the current season of the Major League Baseball (MLB)by propping up his team’s victory over the New York Yankees with a 3-0 score.
The pitcher from Ciego de Avila climbed into the Yankee Stadium box in the ninth inning of the clash, and although he allowed a run, he once again fulfilled his role, according to a note published in the specialized portal Full Swing.
The Cuban began his work by giving a ticket to Aaron Judge, the first he concedes this season after pitching 26 innings in 21 games, the outlet added.
Then he endured Willie Calhoun’s RBI double, but from then on he allowed no more liberties – he struck out one batter – to ensure the success of the Baltimore franchise.
This was the second time this season that the Cuban reliever allowed runs, after the touchdown that on May 19 he supported the Toronto Blue Jays offense at the Roger Center stadium.
However, Cano maintained his dominance over the rival hitters, who only answered him for a discreet offensive average of .126.
So far in 2023, the right-hander from the island has participated in 21 games, with a performance in 26.2 innings. So far he has a 1-0 record, with 4 saves, 29 strikeouts, a 0.68 ERA and a 045 WHIP.
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Cano has become one of the great revelations of the players Cubans of the current season in the MLB. After leaving Cuba and his forays into the unknown Argentine League, the right-hander signed a $750,000 contract in 2019 as the Minnesota Twins in 2019, when he was 25 years old.
His low-key performances, mostly due to control issues, forced his team’s front office to include him as part of a trade with the Orioles, who are now reaping the rewards of their gamble.