By Jerry Del Priore
It didn’t take long for infielder Dylan Tice to endear himself to the Brooklyn Jefes fans, as he went 2-4 with a RBI and a walk in his first game with the team, helping the Jefes trounced the Connecticut Tigers, 13-6, Wednesday night at MCU Park.
The New York Mets purchased Tice’s contract from the Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association (AA) on Saturday.
Tice, 25, who played third base for Brooklyn on the first night of MiLB’s “Copa de la Diversion,” batted .333 with one home run and 16 RBI in 68 games in the lead-off spot for the T-Bones.
The Copa de la Deversion is a season-long event series across MiLB, with clubs in 19 states participating, specifically designed to embrace the culture and principles that resound most in Hispanic/Latino communities.
The Cyclones changed their name to Jefes, which means bosses in Spanish and is tantamount with the great borough of Brooklyn’s swag.
Brooklyn will continue as the Jefes for two more games — on August 10 and 11.