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Jesús Enrique Golindano López
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.
Jesús Golindano has played in the minor leagues and in Spain.
Golindano played in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2001-2002. In his lone season in the US, he hit .239/.316/.282 as one of three rotating catchers for the GCL Dodgers. Let go by the Los Angeles Dodgers in early 2004, he moved to Spain's Division de Honor that same year. Spanish statistics for 2005-2008 are unavailable online as of September 2012, unfortunately. Golindano played for FC Barcelona in the 2008 European Cup, hitting .389/.500/.611 with 6 RBI (including a grand slam off Massimiliano Masin) in five games in the Regensburg phase and going 3 for 7 with a double in the 2008 European Cup Final Four. He was MVP of the Regensburg phase.
In 2009, Golindao hit .376/.491/.494 with 32 RBI in 25 games for Barcelona, placing 9th in the league in average, second in OBP and tied for second in runs (with Orlando J. Díaz and Oscar Angulo, behind Richard Montiel). During 2010, he batted .378/.459/.504 with 34 runs and 36 RBI in 33 games for Barcelona, tying for 9th in Spain in runs, tying for 7th in RBI and leading with five sacrifice flies. A year later, he put up a .441/.551/.640 batting line, stole 14 bases in 16 tries and scored 32 runs in 34 games. He was 4th in average and slugging, second in OBP, 5th in hits (49), tied for first in walks (27) and tied for third in steals (with Aaron Hornostaj). The team won the Spanish title for the first time in decades.
The Venezuelan third baseman hit .310/.432/.431 with 11 stolen bases (caught only once) for Barcelona (now CB Barcelona) in 2012. He tied for fourth in the league in steals. In the 2012 European Cup, he hit .368/.478/.474. He then started at third for the Spanish national team in the 2012 European Championship.