In his eight seasons in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP), Elvis Araujo has only made 10 as a starter, most in the last contest when he had his first formal approach to the role.
Then -in the Venezuelan circuit- he completed 36.0 innings and went 2-1 before going to Mexico, where he started 12 games with the Sultanes de Monterrey and finished with a 4-2 record and a 4.14 ERA.
His time in the Aztec league not only allowed him to arrive in good shape in Venezuela, but also helped him adapt even more to the role of starter
“I have had a lot of help from the technicians to adapt to this role both in Venezuela and in Mexico,” Araujo told the predatory press team.
"I did well in Mexico, the team was happy with my performance and it helped me a lot to get here in good condition," he added.
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The Marabino pitcher has been present in the preseason since day one, working under pitching coach Calvin Maduro. He has done bullpen and live bp sessions.
In relation to the start of the campaign, he confessed that he was excited to return to Luis Aparicio "El Grande" and insisted that his first goal is to have long outings and thus be able to contribute to the battle for the title.
Overall, in the LVBP Araujo is 11-10 with a 3.12 ERA in 128 appearances.