Diablos sign former LA Dodgers pitcher

Diablos sign former LA Dodgers pitcher

POSTED: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 2:03pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 5:09pm

The Diablos are hitting the road for St. Paul, Minnesota, and waiting for them there will be new Diablos player, former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Carlos Monasterios. The right handed pitcher, 27, and Venezuela native made his major league debut with the Dodgers in 2010.

Monasterios began his professional career when he was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2005. Monasterios spent 2006-2009 in the minor league clubs of New York and the Philadelphia Phillies, ranging from Rookie class to AA.

Monasterios’ contract was purchased by the Dodgers in 2009, and in 2010 he made it to the major league club. Monasterios recorded a 4.38 ERA in 32 games, with 88.1 innings pitched, 99 hits, 43 earned runs, 15 home runs, 29 walks, and 52 strike outs for the Dodgers that year. Monasterious then spent 2011 with the AAA affiliate, the end of which gave him an overall minor league ERA of 4.55 in 94 games and 395 innings pitched.

“We are excited to have Carlos Monasterios. Anytime you get a chance to add a major league pitcher, it not only helps the pitching staff, but the entire roster because of the experience he brings,” said Director of Baseball Operations for the Diablos, Shawn Suarez. Monasterios is slated to be Saturday's starting pitcher against the Saint Paul Saints.

The Diablos will be facing the Saint Paul Saints (Minnesota) and the Lincoln Saltdogs (Nebraska) on the road this week. They return to Cohen Stadium on Friday, May 31st for a three day series against the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Promotions include Fireworks Friday, Free Ticket Saturday by One Source Federal Credit Union, and Quartermania. Discounted Season Ticket, Weekend Ticket, and Flex Pack Ticket Specials are on sale now for the 2013 season. For more information on these or on our upcoming season, please visit diablos.com or call (915)755-2000.

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