Mexico City / 07.30.2021 23:39:02
Another Mexican joins the Big Top. Miguel Aguilar will rise to the Arizona Diamondbacks, with which the native of Ciudad Obregón consolidates a history of resistance and desire until reaching the maximum level of the hot ball.
“I am very happy for this achievement, this goal achieved. I was not going to take away this dream and I am very grateful for the opportunity they give me “, acknowledged the right-hander, who at 29 years fulfills the first part of a dream of many, but within the reach of few. “At my age, he is an example of perseverance, that whatever you set out to do, you can achieve it.”
His manager in the Reno Aces was the one who broke the news in his office, although it needed to be made official. Once the promotion to Las Mayores has been confirmed, Miguel contacted his mother to tell her the news.
“I set myself that goal and I clung to this dream, the only thing I can tell you is that thank God it is being fulfilled.”
And the thing is that for Aguilar, things happen for a reason. When the roster of the baseball team for the Tokyo Olympics was leaked, his name appeared among the 24 players chosen by Benjamin Gil. Eventually the Mexican Baseball Federation clarified that it was not the final one and the right-hand pitcher ended up out of said list. However, the Dbacks ended up knocking on the door and a great opportunity came.
“I was very excited about the first roster, because from the beginning I wanted to go to represent the country, any Mexican would always want to go to his country“Miguel acknowledged.” I have always been a believer that things happen for a reason, if something is not there for you, in my case for me, whatever has to happen will have to happen.
Given the delay of the opportunity, there were not a few who wondered if going to play in the Mexican Baseball League was a viable plan, but the pitcher remained firm in his aspirations to play at the highest level, so he did not give up and today he receives a reward for his strength.
“Lto It was never really on my mind to return to Mexico to play. I had that fixed goal that I was not going to stay, but it would be for the organization, thank God things happened, “he told the media who gathered for a virtual press conference.
Aguilar has been strongly linked to the DBacks, as in September 2016 he signed a minor league contract and went through the ranks of the Visalia and Jackson teams, thus shaking the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League.
Assigned to the Reno Aces in Triple A, it was recently that he was informed of his promotion to the active roster of the Diamondbacks, which meant a goal achieved, but now there is the commitment to meet and demonstrate its quality in the diamond.
The same work that I have been doing with the organization, they know me better than any other team. The same thing that I have been doing these years is what I can contribute and do my best. The manager told me to keep doing things as I was doing ”.
Good luck to Soria
On Joakim Soria, who went from Arizona to the Toronto Blue Jays, He assured that he formed a good friendship and that he is happy for what is coming in his career, as he is a high-level player who can become a fundamental piece for any contender for the title.
“I always had a good relationship with Soria. He always spoke to us and advised us, telling us how to work. Most of the people more or less knew that this was going to happen (to leave instead), because he has always been an important piece in all the teams he’s been on and I am very happy for him“.