Monday, October 12, 2009


Mexicali ended last season with a 33-33 record and a playoff berth. Ex-Dodger shortstop Oscar Robles is back after leading the team with a .309 average in 2008-09, second baseman Oswaldo Morejon will join Robles in the middle of the infield after batting .238 for the Aguilas last year, and veteran DH Carlos Sievers returns to the Eagles’ Nest and hopes to improve on his .257 batting average last winter. Outfielders Gonzalo Meza and Roman Pena hit .286 and .235, respectively, and will be joined by import players in the outer garden this year.

Among pitchers, Alfredo Caudillo went 6-0 splitting between the rotation and bullpen and Oscar Rivera was 5-5 with a 5.16 ERA. Humberto Montemayor was the most effective starter for Mexicali last season. Montemayor pitched better than his 3-6 record indicated, turning in a 4.17 ERA. The Aguilas will need better starting pitching to top the .500 mark.

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