|One of Kelvin De La Cruz teamates in the Dominican Winter League is former Albuquerque Isotopes pitcher Tim Cocoran. De La Cruz and Cocoran play fopr the Aguilas Cibaenas|
Kelvin is a left-handed pitcher from La Vega in the Dominican Republic. He is 24 years old and has played in the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Detroit Tigers organizations.
He has seven years in the Minor Leagues, and has never pitcher higher that Double-A. With seven seasons in the Minor Leagues he posted a 37-36 record with a 4.35 ERA. He has a 540 to 297 strikeout to walk ratio.
He is playing in the Dominican Winter League with the Aguilas. In six games one start he is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA. He has struckout 15 with four walks in ten innings pitched.
Kelvin was a Sally League All-Star in 2008. In 2010 he was placed on the Cleveland Indians 40 man roster, but he has never pitched in the Major Leagues.
From articles I have read on De La Cruz he seems to have potential, but just could never put it together. I found this Aticle on MILB.com, where he pitched six no hit innings for the Kinston Indians in 2010. I doubt he would be sent to Albuquqerque to start the 2013 season, especially if he is still trying to figure things out. You all know Albuquerque is a hitters park, and can mess with a pitchers mind if he is trying to figure things out. Click here to read the article on his six no hit innings.
Check in tomorrow for a post on the next player signed to a Minor League contract short stop Miguel Rojas.