POSTED: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 5:56pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 6:36pm
The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball announced today that the contract of El Paso Diablos Infielder Maikol Gonzalez has been purchased by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gonzalez becomes the 27th league player sold to a major league organization in 2011.
Gonzalez played in 62 games for El Paso this past season. He batted .335 with 28 RBI, 47 runs scored and nine triples (T-5th best in league). The resident of Naples, FL also collected 80 hits, stole 21 bases and walked 27 times.
The 25-year-old was a 35th round selection of the Colorado Rockies in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft. Gonzalez played three plus seasons in the Rockies farm system, including nine games with Modesto in the California League this past season.
The Diablos 2012 season starts May 17th. The new schedule boasts 9 Fridays, 9 Saturdays, and 8 Sundays. The Diablos will once again be hosting El Paso’s biggest and most exciting fireworks show for Independence Day with a homestand spanning from July 3 to July 10. Mark your summer holiday calendars since the Diablos will be home for both Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26 & 28-30), and Labor Day weekend to finish the season right (August 31 - September 3).
Discounted Season Ticket, Weekend Ticket, and Flex Pack Ticket Specials are on sale now for the 2012 season. For more information on these or on our upcoming season, please visit diablos.com or call (915)755-2000.