Bautista pitching for the Las Vegas 51s in 2018
|Seattle Mariners – No. 46|
|Born: May 31, 1995|
San Juan, Dominican Republic
|April 17, 2018, for the New York Mets|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Earned run average||12.46|
Bautista signed with the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent in April 2013. He made his professional debut with the DSL Red Sox in 2014 and spent the whole season there, posting a 2-1 record and 1.03 ERA in 13 games (12 starts). He spent 2015 with the GCL Red Sox where he was 3-3 with a 2.77 ERA in 12 games (11 starts), and 2016 with the Lowell Spinners and Greenville Drive, posting a combined 1-4 record, 2.55 ERA, and 1.08 WHIP in 23 total appearances out of the bullpen between the two teams. Bautista began 2017 with the Salem Red Sox.
On July 31, 2017, the Red Sox traded him along with Jamie Callahan and Stephen Nogosek to the New York Mets for Addison Reed. New York assigned him to the St. Lucie Mets and he finished the season there. In 37 total relief appearances between Salem and St. Lucie, he was 3-3 with a 4.22 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 59.2 innings. The Mets added him to their 40-man roster after the 2017 season.
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