Thursday, August 11, 2011
Sharks Replace Old Infielder With Even Older Infielder
The Riversharks need infielders. In the past few weeks they've lost a first baseman, a third baseman and a catcher to MLB callups. When I spoke to bench coach Kevin Wilson about the Sharks amazing lack of depth, he rolled his eyes.
"Yes. Absolutely." Wilson said, "But what can you do?"
Meaning, the Atlantic League is all about making the best out of what you have. What the Riversharks have, at the moment, is absolutely zero guys on the bench. (Shea Harris doesn't count, all he does is stall for Toby/Alvin between innings, and hit home runs) So it was with great relief that I noticed the Sharks signed infielder Willis Otáñez today.
The 38 year old Otáñez was playing for the Broncos de Reynosa in the Mexican League. Otáñez was originally signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1990.