TUCSON, AZ - There is a change in the Mexican Beisbol Spring Training for this weekend. As a result to a number of pitching injuries at the AAA and big league level, the Cubs AAA team WILL NOT BE COMING TO TUCSON this Saturday. There will still be a Mexican Beisbol Spring Training doubleheader on Saturday. Tigres de Quintana Roo will now be playing in both games. At 2:00, the first game is Piratas de Campeche vs. Tigres de Quintana Roo; then at 6:00 it's Toros de Tijuana vs Tigres De Quintana Roo. One ticket is good for both games.
The re-scheduling of the Tigres vs. Toros game on Saturday at 6:00 might be interesting. The benches emptied in n yesterday's game between the two teams after IF Alfredo Amezaga was hit by a pitch by José Ascanio in the top of the third. No punches were thrown but bad blood occurred. Toros manager Eddie Diaz and Tigres manager Jerry Royster canceled the remainder of the game. Ascanio pitched for the Braves (2007), Cubs (2008 & 2009), and Pirates (2011); Amezaga played nine years in the majors with the Angels, Marlins, and Rockies.
All four Mexican teams are holding their Spring Training at the Kino Sports Complex until March 30. The participating teams are the Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz, Tigres de Quintana Roo, Toros de Tijuana, and Piratas de Campeche. The Liga Mexicana de Beisbol is Triple-A classification in Minor League Baseball. Here is the revised schedule:
2015 Mexican Beisbol Spring Training Revised Schedule
Friday, March 20 7:00 Piratas de Campeche vs Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz
Saturday, March 21 (DH) 2:00 Piratas de Campeche vs Tigres de Quintana Roo
Toros de Tijuana vs Tigres de Quintana Roo
Sunday, March 22 2:00 Tigres de Quintana Roo vs Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz
Friday, March 27 7:00 Toros de Tijuana vs Piratas de Campeche
Saturday, March 28 (DH) 2:00 Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz vs Toros de Tijuana
Tigres de Quintana Roo vs Piratas de Campeche
Sunday, March 29 2:00 Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz vs Piratas de Campeche
Tickets are on sale at the Kino Stadium box office. The ticket prices are box seats $12; Adult General Admission $9; Kids (6-16), Seniors 55+, Military with ID $6; under 6 is FREE.