The Charros de Jalisco are making a slew of changes in a bid to reverse their fortunes in this year’s Mexican Pacific League (LMP) season, which begins in October.
The Guadalajara-based ball club finished bottom of the eight-team league in the 2016-17 season. Club directors have promised fans this will not happen for a second consecutive season. Already signed for the new season are two U.S. players, and a promising Cuban import.
Pitcher Jordan Jankowski, 28, belongs to the LA Dodgers and has performed brightly (24-18) in the minors. He made three Major League starts while on loan to the Houston Astros earlier this year.
First baseman Brock Stassi, also 28, made his first MLB start for the Philadelphia Phillies on April 3 this year. He batted .194, in 78 at bats, including two home runs, and was designated for assignment on August 31.
Cuban pitcher Gaby Hernández, who has achieved much success with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in the Atlantic League, is the Charros’ third acquisition.
The Charros have also appointed a new coach, former MLB outfielder Tony Tarasco.
The MLP season begins October 10. The Charros first home game will be on Wednesday, October 11, 8:30 p.m.