The left-handed pitcher will try to join the rotation that Toros de Tijuana will offer for the 2024 season
For the second time in the Toros de Tijuana’s storied history, the Mexican Baseball League (LMB) will have a player from Australia for the 2024 season.
The above, thanks to the fact that Border team playing manager Ricardo Williamson announced that Lewis Thorpe will play for the North West Border during the next campaign.
This will be another element that the Toros de Tijuana has and he has Major League experience, where he spent three seasons since playing with the Minnesota Twins from 2019 to 2021, covering 27 games, seven of which as a starter. Were in form. His numbers in wins and losses were 3–5 with 59 innings and 47 strikeouts in the third inning.
The 28-year-old left-handed pitcher will have his first experience in Azteca ball, where he is expected to showcase his quality.
Lewis James Thorpe will be the second native of Oceania to join the Tijuana team, after Trent Oeltzen joined up with the Border team in the 2014 campaign.
He comes from playing with his hometown Aces, where he started ten games with a 3.60 ERA and 41 strikeouts in fifty innings.
Before coming to the Toros, Lewis Thorpe was teammates with Jared Wilson and Ralph Garza, who, like him, are getting ready to make their Border debut in 2024.
The road to the third star, Toros de Tijuana, begins with its preseason on March 11. In total, there are 24 training days and thirteen preparation games that comprise participation in the third edition of the spring interleague tournament.
lewis james thorpe
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
Date of Birth: November 23, 1995
Lance: left handed
MLB Teams: Twins
LMB Teams: Bulls