Jiminian Named TL Pitcher of the Week

Right-hander is the first Trav to take a weekly award in 2018

Johendi Jiminian (Mark Wagner)

By Arkansas Travelers | May 7, 2018 3:58 PM ET

Arkansas Travelers pitcher Johendi Jiminian has been named Texas League Pitcher of the Week for April 30-May 6 it was announced today by league President Tim Purpura. Jiminian made two starts over the past week and posted a 1-0 record. The right-hander pitched 10 total innings and allowed just one run on six hits while striking out nine. On May 1, he shutout Tulsa for 4.2 innings and then yesterday earned a win over Northwest Arkansas with 5.1 innings of one-run ball.

For the season, his 1.99 ERA ranks third in the Texas League while he holds a 2-1 overall record with 27 strikeouts in 31.2 innings. A 25-year old native of Nagua, Dominican Republic, Johendi Jiminian (pronounced yo-HEN-dee him-IN-ee-an) is in his first season with the Travelers and with the Mariners organization. He signed with Seattle as a minor league free agent last December after previously pitching in the Rockies organization.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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