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Tico teen signs with U.S. professional baseball team

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Published on Monday, January 22, 2024
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


Ángel González-Yepez, a 16-year-old tico (term used for a native of Costa Rica) teenager, has signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, a professional baseball team headquartered in Milwaukee, city of the state of Wisconsin.

"A dream I've had since I was a child has come true," González stated after signing the deal. I want to thank everyone who has helped me during this journey. 

González, according to the Sports Institute, will play center field (CF) because of his ability to play outfield in baseball defense.

Outfielders must cover long distances, thus speed, intuition, and ability to react to the ball are essential. They must be able to grab fly balls above their heads and while running. To be effective, they must be able to precisely throw the ball long distances.

González started playing baseball as a kid at the La Sabana Baseball Sports Academy in San José. He just earned the gold for best player at the XL National Sports Games 2022-2023.

Now a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, he will begin getting ready to play in the Dominican Summer League (DSL), which will be held in the Dominican Republic in June.

Major League Baseball (MLB) organizations control and run the DSL teams. The league's season normally begins in June, with each club playing a 72-game schedule that concludes in late August.

The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team in the United States, playing in the National League (NL) Central Division.

What have you heard from young players in your neighborhood who want to sign with U.S. teams?
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