Lexington Legends Ink Ex-Mets Minor Leaguer Tillman Pugh


The Lexington Legends of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today have agreed to terms with infielder Tillman Pugh. Pugh is a former New York Mets farmhand who played with the Brooklyn Cyclones (short-season Single-A) in 2011, lacing .344 with one dinger and three RBI in 32 at-bats in 13 contests.

Pugh, a 15thround draft pick of the Mets in 2010, spent three seasons in their system and hit six home runs, 29 RBI, and swiped 27 bases in 118 games during that span.

Pugh has played independent baseball since 2013. The 32-year-old Gateway Community College graduate has played under current Legends manager PJ Phillips for the Vallejo Admirals of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball (PAPB) in 2018 and 2019 campaigns.

Lexington also signed eight other players to deals for the upcoming 2021 season.

— Jerry Del Priore

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