Miguel Socolovich, Relief Pitcher
Date of Birth: 7/24/1986
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Miguel Socolovich, relief pitcher, was first signed in 2004 by the Boston Red Sox. He pitched in Boston's minor league system in 2006 and 2007, both as a starting pitcher and as a relief pitcher.
The Red Sox traded Socolovich to the Chicago White Sox in January, 2008. He continued to pitch in the minor leagues through 2011. He was primarily a starting pitcher in 2008 but he moved to the bullpen in 2009.
Socolovich signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles on January 30, 2012. He was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs on August 23, 2012. That season, he pitched 16.1 innings in 6 games with the Orioles and 6 games with the Cubs. He also pitched 55.1 innings in 31 games in the minors.
Socolovich spent the 2013 season playing in Japan. He returned to U.S. baseball when he signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets on November 25, 2013. He spent the 2014 season in the minors.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed Socolovich to a minor league contract on November 11, 2014. In 2015, he pitched in 28 games with them. He finished the season with a 1.82 ERA in 29.2 innings. He also pitched 32.2 innings in 21 games in the minors. He spent most of the 2016 season in the minors, pitching 18.0 innings in 15 games with the Cardinals. He had a 2.00 ERA.
Socolovich pitched in 15 games with the Cardinals in 2017. He finished the season with no wins and 1 loss, 1 save, 14 strikeouts to 4 walks, and a 8.68 ERA in 18.2 innings.
Socolovich became a free agent on November 6, 2017.