Willy Mota

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Willy E. Mota Garcia

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical information[edit]

Willy Mota was a minor league baseball player from 2003 to 2008.

Originally signed by scouts Louie Eljaua, Elvio Jimenez, and Pablo Lantigua for the Boston Red Sox on July 2, 2002, Mota was an outfielder from 2003 to 2006. He made his pro debut with the DSL Red Sox 1 in 2003. He came stateside in 2004 with the GCL Red Sox,hitting .295 in 129 at-bats. The following year, for the Lowell Spinners and Wilmington Blue Rocks, he hit .186 in 145 at-bats. In 2006, playing for the Greenville Drive, he hit .091 in 11 at-bats.

In the 2006-2007 offseason he converted to pitching. He made 17 relief appearances for the Spinners in 2007, going 5-3 with a 2.60 ERA. On January 28, 2008, he was traded with Miguel Socolovich to the White Sox for David Aardsma. He made his first appearance of 2008 on June 17 with the Bristol Sox. He allowed three runs in an inning of work. He was 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA in 4 relief appearances that season.

In a five year career, Mota hit .232/.318/.358 with 66 hits in 103 games. On the mound, he was 5-4 with a 3.71 ERA in 21 relief appearances.