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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Jorge Pascual got out of jam at short-season; Saw four pro campaigns, made high-A

Jorge Pascual came on in the eighth inning of this July 1989 contest and promptly loaded the bases with nobody out, giving up a single and hitting a batter, The Salem Statesman Journal wrote.

But then he worked his way out, with two infield fly outs and a strikeout to end the threat, The Statesman Journal wrote.

"I wasn't nervous, but I was mad at myself and frustrated," Pascual told The Statesman Journal afterward of the jam. I was having trouble throwing my fastball for strikes, but my curve ball was breaking real well."

Pascual got out of that jam in his second season as a pro. He went on to see two more. He topped out at high-A.

Pascual's career began in 1988, signed by the Dodgers out of his native Miami.

Pascual started with the Dodgers in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He went 1-0, with a 2.35 ERA over nine outings, two starts. He also saved one.

He then moved to short-season Salem for 1989. He went 3-3 there over 23 relief outings, with a 3.47 ERA. He saved six. 

Pascual played at independent high-A Miami for 1990. He went 2-10 there, with a 4.76 ERA over 37 outings, 12 starts. He returned to the Dodgers system and high-A Bakersfield for 1991. He saw five relief outings, and gave up 10 earned in 4.1 innings to end his career.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,878
Made the Majors:1,295-33.4%
Never Made Majors:2,583-66.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:528
10+ Seasons in the Minors:324

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