Alessandro Maestri Calls it a Career

Italian pitcher and globetrotter Alessandro Maestri announced today that he has decided to hang up his spikes. His career began in Torre Pedrera, in one of Italy’s lower leagues. In 2005, he broke into the Serie A with San Marino.

But Maestri’s stint with San Marino would not last long as he was signed by the Chicago Cubs and broke into professional baseball in 2006. In 2007, Maestri pitched very well, even this well that he was selected for the Midwest League’s All Star Game. The Cubs were very impressed with what they saw, that they decided to convert him into a starting pitcher.

A shoulder injury, ended the experiment with Maestri as a starter. Eventually, the Cubs released him in 2011 after which he joined the independent Lincoln SaltDogs of the American Association.

Thanks to baseball, Maestri became a globetrotter. Not only did he play in the US, he also played in Australia, Japan, Korea, and Mexico.

Eventually, Maestri returned to Italy in 2018 as he rejoined San Marino, where he played until 2020.


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