From BR Bullpen
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.
 Biographical Information
Murilo Gouvea has pitched in the minors and for the Brazilian national team.
Gouvea made his pro debut in 2007 with the DSL White Sox 2, going 3-5 with a save and a 4.33 ERA; in 43 2/3 IP, he struck out 56 but walked 29. He fell to 4-1, 7.28 for the 2008 Bristol Sox then appeared in 3 games for Brazil in the 2008 Americas Baseball Cup. He was torched for four runs while retiring no one in relief against Mexico but did better in his other two outings. In a start against the Dutch Antilles, he dueled Raymond Martes well, allowing one run in 4 1/3 IP but reliever Marcelo Arai lost it in the 8th. He then tossed two shutout innings, fanning three, as Brazil's top hurler in a 6-1 loss to Panama. He split 2009 between Bristol (0-1, 5.82, 15 BB, 27 K in 21 2/3 IP), the Kannapolis Intimidators (6 R, 1 ER in 3 IP) and the Greeneville Astros (1-2, 3.77), moving from the Chicago to the Houston Astros chain mid-year.
In 2010, Gouvea was was 1-3 with a 6.30 ERA for the Tri-City ValleyCats, but whiffed 56 in 40 innings. He split 2011 between the ValleyCats (6 H, 5 R in 2 2/3 IP, 0-1) and the Lexington Legends (1-3, Sv, 3.98, 83 K in 74 2/3 IP. In 2012, the right-hander was an effective middle reliever for Lexington, going 2-7 with 4 saves and a 3.71 ERA in 50 games, striking out 87 in 77 2/3 IP and allowing 62 hits only. He then was on Brazil's roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.
- 2012 Astros Media Guide
- 2008 Americas Baseball Cup