ORANGE, Calif. – Senior Joe Jimenez signed a totally free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, becoming a member of teammate Nick Garcia in the Pirates’ organization. Jimenez and Garcia equally signed their contracts on Thursday, July two.
Jimenez caught Garcia as a result of his changeover from an infielder to the third-round selection of the Pittsburgh Pirates in June’s MLB Draft. The two became the third and fourth Chapman gamers in the last a few years to sign a expert contract, becoming a member of drafted gamers Christian Cosby (2018) and Tyler Peck (2019).
The Panthers’ captain aided direct the workforce to a nationwide championship in 2019 from driving the plate. He was an All-Tournament selection at the Division III Globe Sequence soon after hitting the Panthers’ only residence run at the championship web page and catching two runners stealing.
In 2020, Jimenez was taking pleasure in his very best season at the plate. In 12 game titles before the cancellation of all sports, Jimenez was hitting .348 and experienced previously tied career-highs with five doubles and two residence operates. He caught 30 runners trying to steal in his four years, like seventeen runners caught stealing in 2019.
By Steven Olveda
Sporting activities Information and facts Director
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