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When the Brooklyn Cyclones storm Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Friday for the first game of the 2014 season against the Staten Island Yankees, Octavio Acosta will be leading the Cyclones as he takes the mound.

Acosta is entering his fifth season with the New York Mets organization. To most, Acosta comes off as a soft-spoken guy, but what most should know is that he has plenty of fight in him and has been fighting to continue playing the game he loves.

“From a very young age I knew I wanted to play professional baseball,” said Acosta.

Growing up in Sinola, Mexico, Acosta chose to play baseball over soccer, the more common sport. Throughout his childhood and adolescence, he played catcher and worked to play that position in the big leagues.

Once he was old enough, Acosta began to try out for teams and found himself being signed by the Mets.

After joining the Mets organization in 2010, Acosta spent his first season in the Dominican Republic with the DSL Mets1. Unfortunately, Acosta had to undergo Tommy John Surgery. As a result, the surgery kept him off the field for all of 2011 and most of 2012.

“It was a difficult process because when you have that surgery, you’re going to be able to remain at the same level or not. So I made sure to work hard and get back.”

Acosta’s hard work paid off when he returned to pitch during the backend of the Dominican Summer League in 2012. In his first game back, Acosta gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and picked up the loss. Despite the rough start, Acosta would bounce back.

In 2013 he began the season with the GCL Mets, making nine appearances, six as a starter. Acosta began the season with 5.1 hit-less innings over two outings. As July came to a close, Acosta found his rhythm and had a stellar end of the season, through four starts he pitched 25.0 innings, only giving up three runs and striking out 23 batters.

On June 10th, Acosta arrived with the other players that will be playing in Brooklyn this season and enjoyed his first Brooklyn experience.

“I’m liking everything here so far, the people, and the style of play,” said Acosta.

With a new season on the horizon, Acosta looks forward to showing Brooklyn fans what he’s got and hopefully leading the Cyclones to their first victory of the season.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to be given chance with the Mets and now I’m ready to get started in Brooklyn,” said Acosta.

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