Toros de Tijuana

The Toros de Tijuana (or Tijuana Bulls) are Triple-A Minor League Baseball team based in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. They are members of Liga Mexicana de Beisbol (Mexican Baseball League) and play their home games at Estadio Chevron.[1]

Toros de Tijuana
Tijuana Toros logo Tijuana Toros cap insignia
Team logo Cap insignia
Information
LocationTijuana, Baja California
Ballpark
Year founded2004
League championships1 (2017)
Division championships3 (2004, 2016, 2017)
ColorsBlack, red, white
              
ManagerÓscar Robles
Websitewww.torosdetijuana.com

Team history

The franchise was a descendant of the Triple-A Mexican League's Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos (Two Laredo Owls) before moving to Tijuana to become the Toros de Tijuana in 2004. They made the playoffs in their debut season. However, the Mexican League was reported to have stripped the Toros owner of his franchise and gave it to new owners who renamed that team the Potros de Tijuana after the original team that played in several leagues. The Toros ownership kept the team name, logo, uniforms, and history as a result of the alleged political wrangling that went on in that league.[2]

The original ownership group in Mexico was slated to bring the team to the independent Golden Baseball League in 2005, but could not come to a stadium deal in Tijuana.[3] A ballpark was said to be ready in Chula Vista, California, near San Diego, should the team have decided to come to the league. Had they joined the league, they would've not only been the league's first team based outside of the United States (that honor went to the travelling Japan Samurai Bears), but they would have also been the only privately owned team at the time.

Current roster

Toros de Tijuana roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  • 15 Hector Alvarez (third base)
  • 43 Enrique Couoh (bullpen)
  • 33 Roberto Espinoza (pitching)
  •  8 Gerardo Garza (first base)
  •  5 Houston Jiménez (bench)
  • 00 Marco Antonio Romero (hitting)

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list

# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated April 19, 2019
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Mexican League

References

  1. ^ Estadio Nacional de Tijuana at Digital Ballparks.com (Taken by Eric and Wendy Pastore)
  2. ^ Baseball Posse: Tijuana Toros Archived 2007-08-18 at the Wayback Machine (2004)
  3. ^ Los Toros a la Golden League Independiente (www.hitazos.com, December 12, 2004)

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