Former Yanks highlight Mexican League rosters

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What happens to former major leaguers who can’t catch on with a team? Many of them go to independent leagues. For instance, we’ve seen Shawn Chacon surface with the Newark Bears and the likes of Preston Wilson, Lew Ford, and Brad Halsey hit Gary Carter’s Long Island Ducks. Some, though, head to the Mexican league. There are some great names on that list, throwbacks you might not have heard in a while. As far as former Yanks go, the following players can be found in Al Aceves‘s former stomping grounds: Juan Acevedo, Ruben Rivera, D’Angelo Jimenez, and Felix Heredia. I suppose you could count Victor Zambrano too, but I’d rather not.

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  • UWS

    Felix Heredia

    Arrrrrrrgh, it burnssssssss usssssss!

    • Mr.Jigginz

      Heredia’s name was not to be used within the circle of my Yankee friends during his time in pinstripes…He was the REAL forbidden “F-word.”

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    For not being mentioned in JoePow’s glorious list of ex-Yankees in the Mexican League, somewhere, Erubiel Durazo sheds a single tear.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    One of my favorite team names in all of sports:

    “Los Tigres de Quintana Roo”

  • A.D.

    Guess Ruben Rivera upgraded after destroying the Puerto Rican league.

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    • Sam

      I thought Stringer had him killed in prison

  • jonathan

    Wow did any of you read the article by bill simmons over at espn? It sounds like David Ortiz could be the next has been trying to get back to the majors via the mexican league. He thinks the the red sox will release david ortiz…i dont know…I think that sox fans would take it as a sign the season is over. Similarly I read on MLB trade rumors that Detroit is considering releasing Magglio Ordonez…crazy world….

    • Joseph Pawlikowski

      Eh, Simmons’s articles are rarely, if ever, based in fact. This goes doubly for anything baseball related.

      Releasing Mags makes a degree of sense because of his vesting option. Releasing him will put him on the market for a week or so, which might (or might not) be enough to set him back and not hit that plate appearance clause.

      • JohnnyC

        Simmons tries really hard to ignore the obvious…that it’s not age but PED use (or lack thereof). Considering his health scares a couple of years ago, Ortiz probably decided that living long enough to see his grandchildren was more of a priority than acting like Barry Bonds-lite. And the Sox are well aware of his roid use. Why do you think his salary is less than half of what it should be given his amazing stretch from 2004 through 2007?

  • Chris A

    I can’t believe Chacon is on the Bears. He has to still have good suff, I guess nobody wants him after that Astros issue.

    • Accent Shallow

      Well, physically assaulting your GM well make that happen.

      (Unfortunately, you don’t get free passes for that if you’re not superstar)