The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.
Jason Botts (Glendale Community College, 2000) outfielder, Piratas de Campeche: After a brief stint competing in the Major Leagues with the Texas Rangers, Botts is looking to resuscitate his professional career in the triple-A Mexican League. Botts, 31, last played in the majors in 2008 with the Rangers, hitting two home runs in 15 games.
According to Baseballreference.com, Botts signed free-agent contracts with the Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals in 2010 and the New York Mets in 2011, but none of those opportunities worked in Botts' favor as he was released by Chicago and granted free agency by Washington and New York. In 93 games with Texas between 2005-08, Botts batted .230 (65 for 282) with five home runs, 15 doubles and 28 runs batted in.