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11/05/2004 Archived Entry: "Mexican Pacific League News"
By Carlos Fragoso
Obregon Yaquis after sweeping the Navojoa Mayos, become the new leader tying up Culiacan, and with 6 series played in the young season.
Yesterday Chris Coste and debuting Chris Coste, homered to lead Yaquis to a victory, and makes Cuban pitcher Ariel Prieto becomes a 4 games winner and still undefeated.
Catcher Iker Franco a Tampa farmhand, keep in a impressive start blasting his 9th HR of the season in just 20 games, and Hermosillo beat Mexicali.
Rontrez Johnson (Mochis), is the new batting leader followed by Javier Robles (Obregon).
Pitcher Jorge Campillo (Culiacan) is the top winner after getting his 5th win.
Jorge Cantu ( Tampa Bay), got 6 RBI´s in a game against Guasave, while hitting his 4th HR, and also becoming on of leagues top ten hitters.
Some Teams already started shaking the tree, and making changes, in order to be more competitive as per the following
Nov 01/2004 activated catcher Miguel Ojeda.( Padres)
Nov. 01/2004 Navojoa sent reliever Santos Hernández to the DL and activated P Juan Jesús Alvarez.
Nov. 02/2004 Guasave sent pitchers Gilberto Gonzalez, Randy Galvez and activated P Jesús Olague , Ignacio Montaño.
Nov. 03/2004 Culiacán released P Matt Riley ( Orioles) and activated P Jason Scobie ( Binghamton Mets )
Nov. 04/2004. Obregón sent C Carlos Gastelum and activated Orioles back up C Geronimo Gil.
Nov. 04/2004. Mazatlán activated IF Tim Olson,who played last summer with AAA team Tucson Sidewinders ( Arizona)
Nov. 04/2004 Guasave sent P Ignacio Flores, to the reserves list and activated P Edgar Leyva.
Nov. 04/204. Hermosillo sent IF Chad Meyers, Carlos Rodríguez , P Javier Arturo López, to DL ,and activated IF Dave Doster (Fresno Grizzlies), C Jose Montenegro and pitcher Salvador Arellano
Nov. 04/2004 Navojoa activated 3B,Chris Barnwell.( Huntsville Stars )
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TRANSACTIONS as of Nov 5
Obregon Yaquis,put pitcher Salvador Rodriguez into the DL, and activated former Brave Luis Carlos Rivera,also OF Roberto Mendez was put on the reserves list and activaded recently traded from Culiacan and hometown boy,former Oakland A's, IF Mario Valdez.
Los Mochis Sugarcane Growers,activated IF Ivan Cervantes for IF Luis Carlos Martinez
,who went to the DL.
Also, OF Josh Kroeger ( Tucson)was put on DL, and D.J Houlton (Roun Rock Express, Texas League),replaced him.
Hermosillo, sent P Ryan Glynn (Syracuse) to the DL, and Matt Childers ( Indianapolis) replaced him.
Navojoa, fired Manager Frank Kremblas, who managed the Huntsville Stars in AA ball,and Mario Mendoza come over, to replaced him.
A former SS with Seattle and Pirates in his playing days, became famous for his poor hitting, below .200, and made baseball knew that average as the "mendoza line".
Kremblas a young manager, becomes the first skipper to be released, but not the only one because Mexicali Eagles also fired his former Manager Enrique Reyes and Tim Johson come over.
Johnson a veteran in this league has managed Obregon for the last two season, Mazatlan and Hermosillo, he is popular for bringing their teams to a final series but losing them all.
Posted by Carlos Fragoso @ 11/06/2004 03:26 PM EST
Correction on this report, Geronimo Gil and not Chris Coste has made his debut with Obregon,playing last night game against Navojoa, so sorry...
Posted by Carlos Fragoso @ 11/05/2004 05:07 PM EST