Los Tuxtlas is loaded with Mexican League veterans, including former Kansas City Royals third baseman Kit Pellow. Other notable Brujos include infielder Javier Robles, outfielder Serafin Rodriguez, starting pitcher Roberto Ramirez and closer Isidro Marquez, the Mexican League’s all-time leader in saves and games pitched.
Likewise, Xalapa has a roster with a number of Liga vets. Outfielder Edgar Quintero and infielder Valentin Gamez (who filled in admirably for Puebla slugger Willis Otanez during the LMB playoffs last summer) head an offensive lineup backing up pitchers Humberto Montemayor and Francisco Cordoba.
The LIV title series opener is set for Tuesday night in the Brujos’ Parque Aurelio Ballados.