Canizalez is a career .299 batter over 1,608 LMB games, collecting 1,746 hits including 99 homers. He's also a career .288 hitter over 16 winters in the Mexican Pacific League, including a .270 average last season in 45 games in his first campaign for Culican after spending 12 seasons with Hermosillo. The switch-hitting first baseman won two LMP batting titles with the Naranjeros.
Monday, March 1, 2010
OAXACA OBTAINS VET BATSMAN CANIZALEZ
Longtime Mexican baseball veteran Juan Carlos “El Canelo” Canizalez has been acquired by the Oaxaca Guerreros in a trade sending right-handed pitcher Miguel Rubio to Monclova. The 39-year-old Canizalez hit .307 with 5 homers in 87 games for the Acereros last year, marking the seventh time in his 19-year Liga career that he's topped the .300 mark (including a career-best .358 average for Monterrey in 1995).