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SIOUX CITY ADDS OUTFIELDER MONGE

SIOUX CITY ADDS OUTFIELDER MONGE

SIOUX CITY ADDS OUTFIELDER MONGE

Former Red Sox Farmhand Joins Crew

Joseph Monge will be entering his 7th season of professional baseball in 2021 and first with Sioux City.

A 2013, 17th round draft pick by the Boston Red Sox out of the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico, Monge has proven to be an effective outfielder during his time in the Boston Red Sox minor league system.

Over his 6 years, Monge reached as high as Double-A with the Portland Sea Dogs in 2019. Monge has played in 453 games, hitting at a .256 clip with 85 doubles, driving in 155 runs, and scoring 213 of his own. 

He has been a consistently good defender with a fielding percentage of .983 during his time as a Red Sox farmhand. Starting most of his games in centerfield, Monge has started 367 of 378 games in his career. 

Monge had a career year in 2016 splitting time with High-A, Salem and Class-A, Greenville. He hit .293 with 49 RBIs. He had 138 hits, 30 of those being doubles and 7 of them homeruns, all career highs.

Monge last suited up to play in the Puerto Rican Winter League in 2020. This year will be his first in independent baseball.

The Sioux City Explorers 29th year in Siouxland will begin at MercyOne Field at Lewis and Clark Park on May 18th versus the Houston Apollos. Season, Group and Single Game Tickets are now all on sale and can be purchased by calling (712) 277-9467.