After starring in a brilliant reaction last year and finishing runner-up in the LVBP, Caribes de Anzoátegui has a very clear path: preserve the core and strengthen the pitching. Throughout the offseason they have worked based on that and this Tuesday they took another important step.
The Orientals sent infielder Heiker Meneses to Bravos de Margarita in exchange for experienced starter Omar Bencomo Jr.
Once again "the tribe" yielded to a player who is not part of their starters and reinforced the rotation, part of their Achilles heel.
"Having Omar Bencomo on our team means having a proven and experienced pitcher not only in our league, but also in the Mexican League and with nine seasons in the Minor Leagues," said Samuel Moscatel, general manager of the aborigines.
"We handle excellent reports of the current physical condition of the pitcher... We continue to reinforce and strengthen our roster," he added.
Omar Bencomo Jr. spent nine years in the Braves and between 2015 and 2018 he was at the head of the insular rotation as one of the most effective arms.
With the Margariteños he played 95 games, 77 of them as a starter, leaving a record of 24-31 and an ERA of 4.36 after 398 innings and two thirds.
Currently, the Valencian is active in the Major League of Professional Baseball (LMBP) with Caciques de Distrito. He is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA that distinguishes him as one of the most dominant arms in the league.
In 13.0 innings Omar Bencomo Jr. has allowed 13 hits and only three earned runs, adds five and has a 1.38 WHIP.