The Rimini baseball organization has communicated yet another new acquisition for next year, officially announcing that Josè Escalona will be joining their pitching staff for 2014. Josè is a left handed pitcher from Venezuela, born in 1986 with both a Venezuelan and Italian passport.
Rimini will officially be Escalona’s 4 club in Italy, having played for Unione Picena (Serie A2) in 2009 where he posted an impressive 1.24 ERA in 101.2 IP, T&A S. Marino where he accumulated 3 wins and 6 saves in 2010, and Nettuno 2011 where his numbers were inflated to a 3.49 ERA with 59.1 IP before he was suspended for PED’s and handed down a 2 years suspension from the IBL. Currently Escalona is playing in the Venezuelan winter league with the Cardenales de Lara. His current number on the mound include a 7.50 ERA in 18 IP, 15 so and 12 walks.