September 21, 2008

We got the word

We've been waiting for this for a while. My agent call yesterday and told me they received a contract offer from a team in the Dominican Republic, the Licey Tigers. From what I've heard, it's one of the best teams they have and is located in the capital Santo Domingo. We are finalizing the contract and hopefully Lindsay and I will be out there around October 10th. My agent was able to get the team to pay for Lindsay's flight to and from the DR and mine. He is also working on what I'll be paid per month. Whatever number we finalize on isn't too important, I'm just glad to get the chance to go play in the best league and for the best team. The season starts on the 15th and runs through January. We will probably come home Christmas time. I hope to go down there and get some more at bats and play well, getting myself ready for next year. If I do well it could show some of the major league teams that I am ready for a shot in the big leagues. If I don't, I could be home within a week of getting out there. Here is a nice little look at baseball in the Dominican, make sure you click on all three parts, click here.

Lindsay is trying to get down here by the end of this week. Just in time for her to help me move out of the house that I just moved into. I was in the process of getting hired on at the IMG academy as a part time baseball coach like I was last year but I'm going to have to back out of that. I'm still hoping to be able to workout over there and get ready for winter ball. Other than that it sure does feel good to be back in Florida and hanging out with some of my old friends.



an old teammate of mine Erick Aybar plays for Licey every year




Sean Rodriguez and I in Tacoma

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! !Que te vaya bien en La Dominican! If you don't understand that, you soon will. What position do they want you to play?

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