The Nicaraguan native had, by far, his best season of his injury-riddled career in 2018. Drafted by the Giants in 2012, he missed a lot of time with injuries, leading to his release in May 2015. After seeing Loaisiga throw 94-95 mph, the Yankees decided to take a chance on him, signing the pitcher in February 2016. Unfortunately, after just one start Loaisiga injured his elbow and underwent Tommy John surgery.
Name: Jonathan Loaisiga
Birthdate: November 2, 1994
Loaisiga started his latest comeback on June 21, 2017 in the Gulf Coast League. He made appearances for both the East and West Yankees teams before eventually been promoted to Staten Island. He went 1-0 with a 0.53 ERA in four starts (a total of seventeen innings). He struck out eighteen and walked only one.Read More