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Perth reliever Marban signs with Boston
Red Sox ink right-hander after terrific start to ABL season
11/23/2014 2:43 PM ET
Jorge Marban has allowed just one run through his first 10 ABL innings pitched.
Jorge Marban has allowed just one run through his first 10 ABL innings pitched. (SMP Images/ABL Media)

PERTH, 24 November - Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat pitcher Jorge Marban was signed by the Boston Red Sox organisation on 21 November as a free agent. The right-hander will continue the season with the Heat and return to the United States at the end of February to attend Red Sox Spring Training in Florida. Marban will find out his assignment at the end of March, but is expected to play at the AA level.

"Words can't describe how I'm feeling," Marban said after signing his contract. "I'm absolutely blessed to have the Boston Red Sox give me another opportunity to fulfill my dream."
 
The 2015 season will be Jorge's sixth season in professional baseball. The Miami, Florida native signed with the Texas Rangers in 2010, but was released in 2011.

Marban was the closer for the Florence Freedom in the independent Frontier League the past three North American seasons. He was named a Frontier League All-Star in 2013 having posted a 2.04 ERA and was the league leader in saves with 27. Marban struck out 61 batters in 44 innings. In 2012, Marban was also effective in 36 bullpen appearances. He finished with a 2.44 ERA and 16 saves. In his professional career, Marban owns a 3.12 ERA and struck out 254 batters in 210 innings through the 2014 regular season.
 
This season is Marban's first with the Australian Baseball League and with the Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat. In Perth, he has already proven to be a valuable asset. Through his first six appearances, the righty has allowed just one run on one hit over 10 total innings, good for a stellar 0.90 ERA.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.