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Sandy León returns to the Zulian “nest”

The 35-year-old receiver was traded from Tigres to Águilas for Jesús Sucre

The veteran Zulian receiver, Sandy León, will put on the Águilas shirt again after being exchanged from Tigres de Aragua for Jesús Sucre, who also wears the mask.

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“The change allows the return of a great Zulia player to his home,” were the first impressions of manager Lipso Nava to the Águilas Press Department after learning about the move. “His experience behind the plate is a plus and his great professionalism. A great knowledge of the league and he can be a mentor for the pitching staff we are putting together.”

It should be noted that Sandy León debuted as a professional in Venezuela with the Águilas del Zulia. He served from the 2010-11 campaign until 2014-15, when he was sent to the Aragua team by Alex Romero.

In his time with the rapacious team, the Marabino had 104 hits in 385 at-bats; for a .270 average. In addition to, 44 ​​runs batted in, the same number of runs scored, 37 walks negotiated and 80 strikeouts received.

León currently sees action with the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. His experience in the Major Leagues dates back to 12 seasons with the Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Guardians, Minnesota Twins, Miami Marlins and Texas Rangers.

However, this is the second change the Western cast has made this offseason. This after acquiring pitchers Aliangel López and Emilio Márquez from the Leones del Caracas for infielder Liván Soto.

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