Tuesday, September 21, 2010

GARCIA AIMING FOR ANOTHER HERMOSILLO PENNANT

Slugger Luis Alfonso Garcia is in training camp with the Hermosillo Naranjeros and the defending Mexican Pacific League MVP is shooting for another big winter, both for his team and himself. “I feel good,” says the Guadalajara native.

The Orangemen won the Mex Pac pennant last season and represented Mexico at the Caribbean Series. “The goal is to defend the championship,” he was quoted as saying in Puro Beisbol. “The championship is ours and we have to go out and defend it with all we have.”

Garcia, who led the LMP with 23 homers and finished second with 58 RBIs while batting .266, is moving to the outfield after playing first base for Hermosillo last winter. He sees no problem with the move. “It’s a position I’ve played for years. It’s a matter of getting in shape and getting my rhythm again.”
As for whether he’d repeat his banner season, Garcia says, “I think every year you have to improve your numbers…You should come with the mindset to improve.”