Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/20/14
When Randy Fontanez played on Team Puerto Rico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic it was an honor for him to represent his homeland, “The World Baseball Classic was the best thing to ever happen to me closely followed by the no-hitter I threw against Notre Dame.” Fontanez continues, “The experience I gained from those three weeks are something that I will forever remember and use in my future playing baseball.” Following the WBC finals, in which Team Puerto Rico lost to Team Dominican Republic, Fontanez went on to pitch for the St. Lucie Mets and in 45 games, he was 9-7, with a 3.41 ERA, one save, and 83 strike outs in 60.2 innings. After the season, he participated in Winter Ball with the Indios de Mayaguez (“Mayaguez Indians”) of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League in Puerto Rico, and in 11 games he was 1-1, with a 1.26 ERA, and 11 strikeouts in 14.1 innings. The Indians are managed by former Mets infielder Carlos Baerga. The Mayaguez Indians finished the regular se...
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