Infielder Alex Cintron and Pitcher Bobby Livingston Ink Deals
Cintron, originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1997, adds nine years of Major League Baseball experience and over 20 years of professional baseball to a stellar roster for 2012. Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Cintron, 32, collected over 2000 at-bats, 222 RBI, 565 hits and 33 home runs with five years in Arizona, two with the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals.
While part of the Diamondbacks organization in 2003, Cintron went on to lead Arizona with a .317 batting average, ranked second with 26 doubles and third with 70 runs scored and a .489 slugging percentage. He started 90 games at shortstop, 14 at third base and five at second base. He continued his success into 2004 where he led the Diamondbacks in games played (154) and at-bats (564) and finished second in doubles (31) and third in hits (148). Cintron, a switch-hitter, became the first player in franchise history to hit a home run from both sides of the plate on July 8 against the San Francisco Giants. Cintron joins the Skeeters as a Major League free agent after spending 2011 with the San Diego Padres organization.
Livingston, born in St. Louis, Missouri, bolsters a stacked pitching staff for the Skeeters 2012 season. The lefty was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 4th round of the MLB Draft in 2001. In the majors, Livingston worked a total of 61 innings and totaled 30 strikeouts in 13 games with the Mariners and Cincinnati Reds. At the minor league level, Livingston has pitched over 1300 innings, totaled 843 strikeouts, and started 209 games in 225 appearances. He arrives in Sugar Land after spending 2011 with the Laguna Vaqueros of the Mexican League.
ABOUT THE SUGAR LAND SKEETERS: The Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team, led by Manager and former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti, will play in the $35 million Constellation Field, which is being constructed by the City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A. The Sugar Land Skeeters will play 70 regular season home games annually, starting with the 2012 season, presented by ABC Home & Commercial Services, beginning on April 26. Constellation Field will play host to a multitude of other sporting events, including football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading and band competitions, as well as concerts, group outings and scout sleepovers. Fixed-seat stadium capacity is approximately 6,000 for baseball, plus additional lawn and standing-room-only tickets. Constellation Field has a capacity of 10,000-plus in concert configuration.
The Sugar Land Skeeters offices are presently located at 16160 City Walk in Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land, TX 77479 where additional information, tickets and Inaugural Season merchandise are available. The Skeeters may be reached at www.SugarLandSkeeters.com or by calling 281.240.HITS (4487), and on Facebook (facebook.com/SugarLandSkeeters) and Twitter (@SL_Skeeters).