(3/10/2023, Waldorf, MD) On Friday, the Blue Crabs announced the signing of shortstop Michael Baca. The 30-year-old is entering his fifth season in professional baseball and will be his third in Southern Maryland.
The Lone-Star State native began his career in 2017 with the New Britain Bees, where he originally met Manager Stan Cliburn. Baca has played in the Frontier League, the American Association, and the Canadian-American Association. The shortstop would return to the Atlantic League in 2019 to play for the High Point Rockers before making his way to Southern Maryland in 2021.
Last season with the Crabs, Baca won the job as the everyday shortstop for the first-half division championship-winning team. As the shortstop, he logged 970 innings, turning 46 double plays and 293 assists, second most in the Atlantic League.
Baca is now the sixth returning player from last year’s playoff team as the 15th-anniversary roster continues to add players. We cannot wait to see the Blue Crabs back on the diamond in front of a packed crowd full of proud members of Crustacean Nation!
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
The Blue Crabs play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, MLB’s Premiere Partner League. The Blue Crabs are set to kick off their 15th season of baseball and will have their 2023 Opening Day on Friday, April 28th at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information. For media requests, contact Steve Bowen at 301-638-9788 ext. 216 or at [email protected]
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com