For his sixth season, Brawley pitcher Jake Sanchez has returned with Aguilas de Mexicali baseball team for the pre-season.
Sanchez, who became Mexico champion with the summer league team Toros de Tijuana, reported Monday with the Mexicali club.
The team said Sanchez has been key for the club’s success since 2015.
Sanchez, also known as Jake Mate, has been performing as relief or closing pitcher by Mexicali.
Last year, the Imperial Valley native won two games and saved five more. Aguilas de Mexicali begins the season Oct. 5 in the opening match against Naranjeros de Hermosillo in the Sonora Stadium.