From BR Bullpen
Erick Alexander Arteaga
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 7", Weight 170 lb.
Erick Arteaga began his career in the 2000 Venezuelan Summer League, going 4-0 with a 0.83 ERA for La Victoria, helping his team to a title; had he qualified, he would have led the VSL in ERA. In 2001, Arteaga was 4-1 with a 3.63 ERA for the GCL Phillies with only 7 walks in 52 innings.
Arteaga was 3-1 with a 2.79 ERA for the 2002 Batavia Muckdogs, holding opponents to a .211 average. He was presumably injured in 2003 as he did not pitch that year. In 2004, Erick was 10-9 with a 4.81 ERA for the Lakewood BlueClaws. He led the team in wins but his 207 hits allowed led the New York-Penn League; he gave up a .323 average. The positive was control as he walked 21 in 159 innings.
Arteaga moved to a relief role in large part with the 2005 Clearwater Threshers. For the season, he was 2-4 with two saves and a 5.91 ERA in 32 games, allowing a .321 average. That ended his career in the minor leagues.
The tall right-hander was with the Venezuelan national team in the 2007 Baseball World Cup. He tossed a shutout relief inning against Germany. In his next outing, he gave up 2 runs in 3 2/3 innings to take the loss against the Australian national team. He also allowed a run in an inning versus Team Canada. Overall, he was 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA for the event.
Arteaga helped Venezuela take Gold at the 2010 South American Games.