The Tigres del Licey announced the addition to their ranks of infielder Oneil Cruz, who will immediately begin his preparation to enter action in the winter baseball tournament in the Dominican Republic dedicated to Tomás Troncoso Cuesta.
Cruz, who belongs to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, will be in the Parallel League with a view to getting ready for his participation with the blue team in the next few dates. In this way he will be complying with the preparation protocol established by the general manager, Audo Vicente.
The shortstop comes from participating in 87 games with the Pirates, with which he hit 17 home runs in 331 times at bat with 45 runs scored, 13 doubles, two triples, 54 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. He caused a sensation with the power and speed of his hits and throws to the bases, setting major league records in that regard.
Before, he had worked with the Indianapolis team (AAA) where he compiled 9 home runs in 55 games and 211 official shifts. He added 40 runs scored, 7 doubles, two triples, 35 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.
In Lidom, during 23 games and parts of three seasons with Escondido and Gigantes, he has had 17 hits, including three doubles and two triples, with seven runs scored and six RBIs. He was acquired in the offseason from the Toros del Este in exchange for outfielder Rosell Herrera.