On January 4, 2013 — 2013 – The Cincinnati Reds sign Jakub Ižold, the first Slovakian to sign with a MLB club. Ižold had been pitching for Draci Brno in the Czech Republic’s Extraliga and had been with the Slovakian national team. He will go 0-1 with a 8.04 ERA this summer with the AZL Reds.

 


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