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.

Today,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Irish American Baseball Society

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014

Maritime Pro Ball

Blog advocating bringing minor league ball to the Maritime Provinces!

D-Backs Europe

Een kijk op de MLB met een vleugje Arizona Diamondbacks

Milujeme Baseball

Nejlepší český web o baseballu

Dutch Baseball Hangout

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014

DutchBaseballTraveler

Follow my trip in the USA during the 2016 summer!

Honkbal Op Zolder

Blog over bijzaken in Major League Baseball

The Ball Caps Blog

Baseball caps and beyond

The Negro Leagues Up Close

A blog about a century of African-American baseball history

Baseball History Daily

Heroes, Villains, Oddities and Minutia--The Forgotten History of the National Pastime

The Midwest League Traveler

Traveling & writing about the Midwest League, past & present, since 2011

Ben's Biz Blog

The Greatest Minor League Baseball Blog of All Time

B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful

Your guide to all things prospect, courtesy of Jonathan Mayo

Universo Béisbol

Hagamos del béisbol un deporte más universal.

%d bloggers like this: