Yurisbel Gracial
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Gracial with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 27
Third baseman
Born: (1985-10-14) October 14, 1985 (age 33)
Guantánamo, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Yurisbel Gracial Garcia (born October 14, 1985) is a Cuban professional baseball third baseman for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

Career

Gracial served in the Cuban military before playing for Matanzas in the Cuban National Series.[1] In 2016, Gracial played for the Québec Capitales of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball.[2] He signed back with the club in 2017, and was released prior to the 2018 season. He played for the Cuban national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.[3] In 2018, Gracial signed with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball's Pacific League.[4] He re-signed with the Hawks for the 2019 season.[5]

References

  1. ^ por Jorge Ebro jebro@elnuevoherald.com. "Cubano Yurisbel Gracial: de las fuerzas armadas a la pelota profesional". El Nuevo Herald. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Le trio cubain des Capitales enfin dévoilé | Carl Tardif | Capitales
  3. ^ "Puerto Rico wins clash with Dominicans at World Baseball Classic". Usatoday.com. March 15, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Halcones de Softbank pagarán 511 mil dólares por un año a Yurisbel Gracial" (in Spanish). Martinoticias.com. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  5. ^ "Yurisbel Gracial y Ariel Martínez regresan a la liga profesional japonesa tras renovar contratos" (in Spanish). cubadebate.cu. January 18, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2019.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from ESPN, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)