The Houston Astros’ Mexican pitcher José Luis Hernández Urquidy (b. May 1, 1995) was born in Mexico City (MLB). As an international free agent, Urquidy joined the Astros in 2015 under the name of Jose Luis Hernandez and remained so until the 2019 season. After signing with the New York Mets, he made his major league debut in 2019.
On March 2, 2015, Urquidy was signed as an international free agent by the Houston Astros. That year, he made his professional debut with the Greeneville Astros and Tri-City Valley Cats,
where he pitched 37+2/3 innings and had a combined 2–1 record and 3.35 ERA in his first season of professional baseball.
In 24 appearances in 2016, he had a 6–5 record and a 2.94 ERA with the Quad Cities River Bandits and Lancaster JetsHawks (21 starts). Tommy John’s surgery forced Urquidy to miss the whole year of 2017.
While pitching for the Buies Creek Astros in 2018, he returned to the Tri-City and Tri-City Astros and went 2–2 with a 2.35 ERA (11 start).
He began the year with Corpus Christi Hooks, before being promoted to the Round Rock Express in February.
What Part Of Mexico Is Jose Urquidy?
José Luis Hernández Urquidy is a professional Mexican baseball pitcher who was born and raised in Mazatlán, a Mexican vacation town on the Pacific coast of Sinaloa.
Its 21-kilometre-long malecón (boardwalk) is lined with sandy beaches and is known for big-game fishing.