Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cats acquire southpaw from Fort Myers

Jose Mijares

New Britain Rock Cats Press Release

New Britain, CT - The New Britain Rock Cats announced this afternoon that they have received a 24-year-old reliever - LHP Jose Mijares - from Ft. Myers in the Single-A Florida State League.

The 6'0"/235-pound Mijares is a promising southpaw who was a 2007 Eastern League All-Star when he performed in New Britain last season. The Caracas, Venezuela native's career was temporarily put on hold while he recovered from the effects of an automobile accident that occurred during the 2007 off-season. He is now fully recovered and, prior to this promotion, appeared in 5 games out of the Single-A, Ft. Myers bullpen, allowing 7 Hits and 3 Earned Runs over 10.1 total innings of work.

Signed by the Minnesota Twins as a Free Agent in March of 2002, Mijares made 46 bullpen appearances for the 2007 Rock Cats, compiling a 5-3 W-L record. He also posted 9 Saves, 75 Strike Outs, and a 3.54 ERA over 61 total innings of Double-A work.

Mijares has arrived in New Britain and will be available for service tonight.

The New Britain Rock Cats are the Double-A, Eastern League affiliate of the American League's Minnesota Twins.

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