Waldorf, MD – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced the signing of Carlos Diaz and Patrick Baker on Wednesday afternoon.
Carlos Diaz is a left-handed pitching Monteria, Columbia native. The 26 year old spent eight impressive seaons in the San Francisco Giants organization, combining for a 3.43 ERA, and nearly one strikeout per inning.
The southpaw is known for stopping the longball. In over 450 innings in the Giants organization, he allowed just 15 home runs. Diaz spent 2019 in the American Association with the Milwaukee Milkmen, striking out 39 batters in 37.1 innings.
Patrick Baker is a DMV native and a former Baltimore Orioles prospect. The right-hander attended Anne Arundel Community College in 2014, and held a 0.50 ERA in 18 innings pitched before being drafted in the 29th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Orioles.
The 26-year-old spent four seasons in the Orioles organization, and took the 2018 season off due to injury. In 2019, Baker made a brief stint in the Frontier League with the formerly Florence Freedom, and held a 2.45 ERA.
“With every signing that is announced, we feel stronger and stronger about our team. We continue to add even more depth to an already strong pitching staff. Diaz and Baker are sure to be impact players,” said Blue Crabs General Manager, Courtney Knichel.
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