Espinosa To Return To Sonoma For Second Season

The Stompers have re-signed right handed pitcher Juan Espinosa to a contract for the 2017 season. The Miami native will look to build on the success of his rookie campaign in 2016. James Toy III/Sonoma Stompers

The Stompers have re-signed right handed pitcher Juan Espinosa to a contract for the 2017 season. The Miami native will look to build on the success of his rookie campaign in 2016.

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Geoff Safford, Director of Broadcasting

SONOMA, Calif. — The Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, presented by Virginia Dare Winery, have re-signed  right handed pitcher Juan Espinosa. Espinosa impressed as both a starter and reliever and looks to build on the success he had in his rookie season. 

“Juan was a fantastic find for us last year, he was a critically important part of the pitching staff, and our team," Team President & General Manager Theo Fightmaster said. "We're lucky to have him back. We expect him to play a big role for us this year, and we're hoping his hard work this off season pays off."

Espinosa pitched over 64 innings in 19 relief and starting appearances in 2016, where he struck out 60 batters and walked only 22 . Espinosa’s rookie campaign earned him honors and finished third in league Rookie of the Year voting in the Pacific Association. 

Espinosa began the 2016 season  in a reliever role. In 14 appearances, Espinosa was 2-1 with a 2.97 ERA. In one stretch Espinosa went over nine innings without allowing a run out of the Bullpen. Espinosa was 2-2 with a 4.76 ERA in five starts.

The 2017 season kicks off on Jun. 2 on the road against the Diamonds in Pittsburg, Calif. Season tickets and single game tickets for the upcoming season are available on stompersbaseball.com.