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Former big leaguer Alex Herrera passed away

The outstanding left-handed pitcher had vast experience in the big leagues and in the LVBP

This Thursday, the former Venezuelan great league player Alex Herrera died at the age of 43, after battling an unfortunate illness.

The news was released through social networks by the Venezuelan journalist Antonio Soler.

Herrera was a noted left-handed pitcher with experience in the major leagues and in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

In the LVBP he played for 17 seasons in which he went through teams such as: Tigres de Aragua, Caribes de Anzoátegui, Cardenales de and Leones del Caracas.

going 32-38, 28 saves, 476 strikeouts in 585,1 innings pitched for a 4,34 ERA.

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According to data from the journalist Augusto Cárdenas, Herrera was the winner of the return of the Year of the 2005-2006 harvest and Pitcher of the Year in the 2007-2008 season.

He was a key player for Caribes de Anzoátegui in his first championship, leaving a 2-0 record, with one save and 3.18 ERA in 11.1 innings as a reliever in 4 appearances.

In the MLB, the Venezuelan played for the Cleveland Indians (now Guardians) in the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

With Cleveland he pitched 15 games in which he left a 5.11 ERA, nine walks and 15 strikeouts.

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