The Long Island Ducks today announced the re-signing of left-handed relief pitcher and Bronx, New York, resident Jose Jose, who begins his second season with the Ducks, fourth in the Atlantic League and 14th in professional baseball.
“Jose did a tremendous job in the back end of our bullpen last season,” Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff said on LIDucks.com. “We are happy to welcome him back to Long Island.”
Jose made 26 appearances for the Ducks during the 2022 campaign. He posted a 3-1 mark with an impressive 1.20 ERA with three saves and 36 strikeouts to just four walks over 30 innings of work. Additionally, the 32-year-old allowed just one run in his first 13 appearances with the club (14.2 innings) and permitted a run in only five of his 26 games.
Jose began the season with Generales de Durango of the Mexican League, recording 18 strikeouts to six walks across 29 frames in 33 appearances.
Jose enjoyed success with the Gastonia Honey Hunters in 2021, going 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA, five saves and 23 strikeouts to three walks in 2021. He also appeared in eight contests with the Somerset Patriots in 2018.
The 2010 Arizona Diamondback free agent signee spent the first six seasons of his professional career in their organization (2010-15) followed by two campaigns in the Miami Marlins system (2015-16), reaching as high as Triple-A. He also saw action in three years apiece in the Can-Am League (2016-17, 2019) and American Association (2018, 2020-21), both independent minor league baseball operations.
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