Friday, October 15, 2010

2002 Topps Gallery, David Espinosa

#170 David Espinosa

Here is the third and final David Espinosa card that I got signed at the American Association All Star Game. You can see the second by scrolling down a post and you can see the first one here.

I mentioned yesterday that David had spent most of the past three years playing for the Grand Prairie AirHogs. He also played part of a season in the Atlantic League with the Camden Riversharks and, in 2009, he got a shot at affiliated ball again when the Mariners signed him. They assigned him to their AA team and in 60 games, he only hit .212. He was released and back to Grand Prairie he went. With them this past season, he hit .351 while driving in 59 and posting a OPS of .984.

Speaking of the American Association, the league announced earlier this week the addition of four new teams to the circuit. The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, Kansas City T-Bones, Winnipeg Goldeyes, and Gary SouthShore RailCats all jumped ship from the Northern League and will be playing in the American Association in 2011. I'm looking forward to the new teams and maybe even a Wichita/Kansas City rivalry.

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