(Trois-Rivieres) With such a start to the season, it is clear that the Eagles need reinforcements and they found in the major leagues. Danny Richar, a former Chicago White Sox, is expected to join the team in the coming hours.
Richar, a Dominican, played 56 games in the major leagues with the White Sox before moving to the Cincinnati Reds with Nick Masset in return of Ken Griffey, Jr. in 2008.
In 79 games at the highest level, from 2007 to 2009, the player of infield maintained an average of 229 strikeouts. He also hit six homers. The 6 foot 1 inch and 201 lbs player evolved this season in the Mexican League.
The Eagles are expected to confirm the signing on Monday that they were awaiting the final paperwork to formalize the hiring. It was the former Inter player Pedro Lopez Birds who highly recommended the candidacy of Richar, which he described as more talented than himself. That’s saying something when you consider that Lopez was the player with the best batting average of Trifluviens last year.
Pete Laforest announced after Sunday’s game that Eric Grabe, utility player Reed Lavallee and Luis Munoz had been released by the team in order to create space for Richar, but possibly some other new players could land in the Mauricie region in the coming days.
Grabe was a third season with the birds, but had unusual difficulties in the defensive since the beginning of the calendar, in addition to not hit for 222.
As for Munoz, the hero of the last series the mound did not find his bearings this season. He showed an earned run average of 6.53 and three losses in four starts. Veteran status has not helped his cause.