Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Seals release Eric Pringle and sign Dale Swinford

The Victoria Seals have released shortstop Eric Pringle and replaced him with the newly-signed Dale Swinford.

Pringle struggled at the plate for the Seals in their first home stand, hitting .136 in 22 at-bats. Last year, Pringle hit only .193 for the St. George Roadrunners.

In 2009, Dale Swinford was a teammate of Seals super-sub Shane Cronin on the Chico Outlaws. Swinford hit .285 with no homers and 22 RBIs in 65 games. Based on his .389 on-base percentage, he has a good eye at the plate. Swinford also has excellent speed, as he swiped 27 bases in only 30 attempts. This will be his second year of professional baseball.