Right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne who recently signed to play in the Mexican League this summer with the Mariachis de Guadalajara will also pitch in the country this winter with the Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón.
Despaigne who pitched in Korea for the last three years posting a record of 36-30 and an ERA of 4.07 is a workhouse of a pitcher. The Havana native threw 559 ⅓ during his time in the KBO and even led the circuit in quality starts in 2021, the same year he led the KT Wiz to a league title.
The righty also brings a dearth of major league experience to the table pitching six seasons in the big leagues with Miami,San Diego, Baltimore, LA Angels and the Whitesox. During his time in the show primarily as a starter he compiled a balanced of 13-26, 5.11 earned run average, 224 strikeouts and earned a save.
The hurler returns to the winter league that started all for him in reference to seeing his first action in professional baseball. A few months after deciding to leave the Cuban National Team in a connecting flight in France he signed with the Águilas de Mexicali and made two start for the Mexican club, posting an ERA of 3.38. He signed his first pro contract with the San Diego Padres shortly after.
As far as for his Winter League experience Despaigne has seen action in three seasons with the Estrellas Orientales of the Dominican League, the Tigers de Aragua of the Venezuelan League and the aforementioned Mexicali ball club. The Cuban even made an appearance in the Caribbean World Series (Serie del Caribe) with the Dominican champion during the 2019 series in Panamá.
With a good performance in both aztec circuits Despaigne is looking to secure a contract in another Asian League.