Sunday, October 3, 2010

YAQUIS SETTLE ON SIX IMPORTS FOR 2010-11 CAMPAIGN

The Obregon Yaquis have reached their limit of six non-Mexican players for the coming Mexican Pacific League season. The Yaquis website has confirmed that pitchers Zack Jackson and Matt Klinker will be joined by infielder Justin Sellers plus outfielders Jeff Salazar and Justin Ruggiano and Doug Clark (pictured) in Obregon this winter.

Jackson has pitched in the majors for both Cleveland and Milwaukee and spent the summer with Toronto’s affiliate in Las Vegas (going 2-3 for the 51s), while Klinker went 11-10 for the Reds’ team in Louisville. Sellers hit .285 for the Dodgers’ farm club in Albuquerque, Salazar batted .252 with 16 homers for the Mets’ Norfolk squad, Ruggiano (a former USA National Teamer) hit .287 with 15 homers for Tampa Bay’s Durham affiliate while Clark has played the last three years in Korea after cups of coffee with the Giants in 2005 and Athletics in 2006.