Alex Maldonado Signs With Toronto Blue Jays

Alex Maldonado
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. - Shortstop Alex Maldonado (Brooklyn, N.Y.), a 2013 Holy Cross graduate, has signed a free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He has been assigned to the Bluefield (W.Va.) Blue Jays of the Appalachian League.

During his senior year, Maldonado started all 53 games for the Crusaders at shortstop. He led the team with four triples on the season, while batting .239 with 42 hits, 32 runs scored and 17 runs batted in. Defensively, Maldonado totaled 142 assists on the year, to lead the team and rank second in the Patriot League.

Over the course of his collegiate career, Maldonado played in 202 games with 192 starts. He finished his career with a .273 batting average, while recording 193 hits, 135 runs scored, 707 at-bats and 53 stolen bases. Maldonado also totaled 546 assists in the field and had a hand in 101 double plays. He set new Holy Cross career records for assists, double plays turned, games played and games started, while tying the school record for career runs scored. Maldonado also placed second on the all-time Holy Cross list for at-bats and third for hits. During the 2012 season, he earned first team All-Patriot League honors.

Maldonado becomes the second Crusader to ever sign a contract with the Blue Jays organization. He joins the list of recent Holy Cross players to sign a professional contract, following Nate Koneski (2012), John Pedrotty (2011), Matt Perry (2010), Bobby Holmes (2010) and Brendan Akashian (2008). Koneski and Pedrotty are currently in extended spring training for the Seattle Mariners farm system and the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system, respectively.

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