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Iago Januario

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 6", Weight 205-240 lb.

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Iago Januario has played in the minors and for the Brazilian national team.

Januario was originally signed by Boston Red Sox scout Fernando Tamayo. He pitched for the DSL Red Sox in 2010 (1-1, 2 Sv, 6.30, 8 BB in 10 IP) and 2011 (1-2, 8.10, 8 BB in 3 1/3 IP). Let go by Boston, he was signed by the Tampa Bay Rays and converted to first base. He hit .232/.332/.470 with 11 home runs, 32 runs and 31 RBI in 52 games; with a big strike zone, he fanned often, 73 times in 185 AB. He led the Venezuelan Summer League in dingers, was 8th in slugging and was second in strikeouts.

Januario was on the Brazilian team that surprisingly won one of the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. He got into just one game, their 1-0 win over host Panama in the finale. He came to bat in the bottom of the 6th with a 1-0 lead, two on and one out, pinch-hitting for veteran Tiago Magalhães. Facing Ramiro Mendoza, he grounded into a double play. He did not stay in the game, as Mike Magario took over for Magalhães in right field. Januario was back with Brazil for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

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