Broncos Pitcher Santo Hernandez Acquired By Philadelphia PhilliesDecember 15, 2008 - United League Baseball (ULB) Laredo Broncos
The 24-year-old was signed as a nondrafted free agent by the Colorado Rockies in December of 2000. He spent two seasons in the Rockies organization before joining Pensacola in 2004. Hernandez has pitched 7 years professionally and has been successful every year.
Laredo Broncos General Manager Jose Melendez was very pleased with the purchase of Hernandez, "I am very excited and happy for Santo. He has shown that he is an elite pitcher and I wish all the best with the Phillies. I think the Phillies will like what they got."
Hernandez will report to Spring Training in early March. Mal Fichman, Philadelphia Phillies independent league super scout, has seen Hernandez pitch on several occasions and was convinced that Hernandez can do well for the Phillies. "I am very glad the Phillies are able to give him an opportunity to show us what he is capable of. We expect nice things from Santo and look forward seeing him in Spring Training in March." Added Fichman.
The Laredo Broncos finished there third season in 2008. Season tickets and Sponsorship Packages are on sale in the Laredo Broncos office located at 2200 Santa Maria or can be contacted at 723-BASE (2273) or on the web at www.laredobroncos.com.
United League Baseball Stories from December 15, 2008
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