South Jersey Baseball:
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
By Dan Loney
The Trenton Thunder, the Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that INF Teuris Olivares has been transferred from Columbus (AAA) of the International League to Trenton and that C Omar Fuentes has been transferred from Trenton to Columbus.
Olivares went 1-4 with Trenton this year, smacking a home run in Trenton's 5-4 win over New Hampshire on April 18. In 2002, Olivares was the starting shortstop for Trenton, batting .231 with 6 HR and 33 RBI. He signed as a non-drafted free agent in 1995.
Fuentes, 24, was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 1996. In 2003, Fuentes hit .236 for the Thunder, driving in 27 and scoring 29 runs. This year, Fuentes has one hit in 13 at-bats for Trenton.
The Thunder take on the Portland Sea Dogs tonight at Hadlock Field at 6:00 PM, after dropping the series opener yesterday 8-7. Chien-ming Wang (0-1, 3.86) will get the start tonight against Portland’s Charlie Zink (0-1, 2.70).
Below are the 2003 statistics for Fuentes and Olivares:
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