ORANGE, Calif. – Senior Joe Jimenez signed a free agent deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, joining teammate Nick Garcia in the Pirates’ organization. Jimenez and Garcia equally signed their contracts on Thursday, July 2.
Jimenez caught Garcia through his changeover from an infielder to the third-spherical range of the Pittsburgh Pirates in June’s MLB Draft. The two became the third and fourth Chapman gamers in the past a few a long time to indicator a experienced deal, joining drafted gamers Christian Cosby (2018) and Tyler Peck (2019).
The Panthers’ captain assisted guide the team to a nationwide championship in 2019 from powering the plate. He was an All-Match range at the Division III Globe Series following hitting the Panthers’ only household operate at the championship website and catching two runners stealing.
In 2020, Jimenez was having fun with his very best time at the plate. In 12 video games before the cancellation of all sports activities, Jimenez was hitting .348 and experienced now tied occupation-highs with five doubles and two household runs. He caught thirty runners making an attempt to steal in his 4 a long time, including seventeen runners caught stealing in 2019.
By Steven Olveda
Sporting activities Info Director
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