Several Italian Serie A clubs have acquired some reinforcements just before the periode in which this is allowed will end. The most eye popping transactions will be mentioned below.
Nettuno BC 1945
The oldest club of Italy is finally back at the highest level of Italian baseball. The promotion was earned last year. So far the club is doing a great job as it is leading its division and will move on to the Scudetto Round in which will be played for two spots in the Italian Championship Series. Nettuno BC 1945 has caught a big fish in former MLB player Engel Beltre, who played for the Texas Rangers. According to Baseballmania.eu, Beltre is an excellent hitter and defensive player. Thanks to his Spanish passport, it was easy to acquire Beltre.
T&A San Marino
Last year’s runner up, has acquired Greek national team player Ari Sechopoulos. The Canadian from Greek descent played for the College of Charleston Athletics. The first baseman of the Greek national team batted .360 with six doubles, two triples, two homers and a team-high 20 RBI in 2020. San Marino appears to negotiate with another target, Henry Centeno, who recently played for Venezuela in the final Olympic Qualifier. Centeno spent his professional career in the minors where he posted an overall 2.98 ERA.
Another club that is trying to compete with Fortitudo Bolgona, is Parmaclima. It was announced that the club acquired Venezuelan pitcher Danny Rondon. Rondon mainly played in the Venezuelan Winter League and a few independent leagues in the USA and Mexico. In his fourteen year career, Rondon posted a 3.80 ERA.
Last week, Parmaclima announced the signing of pitcher Julio Vivas. The 28-year old Venezuelan played in the farm system of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2011 to 2016.
In one hundred and twenty-eight games, Vivas posted a 2.95 ERA and a 20-9 record.