Antonio Noguera

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Antonio Noguera

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 194 lb.

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Antonio Noguera signed with the Houston Astros at age 16. He made his pro debut with the 2005 VSL Astros, he was 2-2 with a 2.25 ERA for the same club in 2006. In '07, he went 2-5 with a 4.15 ERA for the Greeneville Astros.

For the 2008 Tri-City ValleyCats, Noguera was just 2-8 with a 7.59 ERA. He led the New York-Penn League with 56 runs allowed and 45 earned runs allowed. He split the next year between Tri-City (2-0, 3.62) and the Lexington Legends (7 R, 4 ER in 8 2/3 IP). He was on Spain's roster for the 2009 Baseball World Cup, but was their second-worst hurler in the event, after Jose Cruz. He was 0-2 with 12 hits and 12 runs in just 4 1/3 innings. He was knocked out in the third inning of a start versus Puerto Rico and in the second inning against the Dutch national team.

Noguera signed with Spain's Marlins Puerto Cruz for 2010. He did well in a relief role (2-1, Sv, 1.85, .182 opponent average in 11 G). He got his revenge against the Netherlands, beating host DOOR Neptunus in his only appearance in the 2010 European Cup (1 UER in 5 IP). He gave up 3 runs (one earned) in 4 2/3 innings for Spain in the 2010 European Championship, in which Spain had their worst finish ever (tied for 9th).

For 2011, Antonio signed with Italy's Novara club. He debuted on Opening Day, relieving Jean Toledo with a 5-0 lead over Montepaschi Grosseto. He promptly allowed two runs in the 7th before tossing shutout ball in the 8th and 9th. He walked four in his three innings but allowed only one hit.