In their second season of existence, the Joplin Blasters have employed a number of ex-major leaguers.
On Saturday, however, they added their first former major league position player.
Snapping their run on pitchers who have reached the game’s highest level, the Blasters agreed to terms with outfielder Luis Terrero and released infielder Bobby Webb.
A 36-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, Terrero spent parts of five seasons in the majors with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox. He batted .234 with 23 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs 52 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 243 games.
Terrero’s best season as a professional came in 2011, when he batted .375 with 29 doubles, 39 home runs and 112 RBI with three teams in 112 games — including a .390 mark in the Triple-A Mexican League with 27 doubles, 38 homers and 110 RBI in 98 games.
Signed by the Blasters after batting .402 with eight doubles, 14 home runs and 47 RBI in 29 games with the Pecos League’s Roswell Invaders, Webb was off to a slow start in the American Association, batting just .154 with one double and two RBI in three games with Joplin.