Saturday, March 6, 2010

Isaac Hess playing in Mexican League

Ex-Seal Isaac Hess is currently participating in spring training for the Diablos Rojos del Mexico in the Mexican League.  This league is roughly AAA caliber and it's the highest level of professional baseball in North America that is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. Needless to say, it's a big step from the Golden Baseball League to the Mexican League. If anyone can make that jump in a single season, it's Isaac Hess.

It appears that Hess will start the season in the bullpen -- a fact that does not surprise this scribe in the least. He projects as a lefty out of the pen at higher levels of professional baseball and (provided a major-league team's legal department takes a chance on his artificial hip) it's a role he could eventually fill in the "show".

Hess is pictured below working out with the Diablos Rojos.  His new teammates include ex-big leaguers Duaner Sánchez, Héctor Carrasco, Yhency Brazobán, Oscar Robles and Manny Aybar.  Go get 'em, Zack!!