ⓘ Xavier Batista

                                     

ⓘ Xavier Batista

Xavier Alexander Batista is an Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Batista signed his first professional contract with the Chicago Cubs organization when he was 17 year old. He played in Minor League Baseball for five seasons before he was released by the Cubs. He was out of baseball until the Hiroshima Toyo Carp signed him as a developmental player in March 2016. The Carp signed him to their top roster in June 2017, to a six-year contract worth $47.000 per year with a $100.000 signing bonus. He hit home runs in his first two at bats for the Carp, becoming the first foreign-born player to hit two home runs in his first NPB at bats. The Carp deactivated Batista on August 17, 2019 after testing positive for banned substance. On 2 March 2020, it was announced that Batistas contract had been terminated by the Carp making him a free agent.