Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Seals sign Calderon and release Swinford

Henry Calderon
The Victoria Seals got in on the St. George fire sale on Wednesday by acquiring veteran infielder Henry Calderon. Apparently, the Seals released Dale Swinford earlier in the week. Swinford had a .283 batting average with no homers and 16 RBIs and a modest .344 on-base percentage.

Calderon was hitting .308 with 4 homers and 25 RBIs this season for the Roadrunners. He also has 12 steals and a .369 on-base percentage. The 36-year-old has played five seasons at shortstop, so it's likely that he'll join Wilver Perez in the middle infield and Jerry Madueno and Charlie Strandlund will serve as a backups.