Birds' Bring Back Tinoco For 2015 Season
Sioux Falls, SD- The Sioux Falls Canaries are pleased to announce that outfielder Steve Tinoco will return to Sioux Falls for the 2015 season.
The 27-year-old outfielder appeared in 91 games last season for the Birds', finishing second on the team in batting average (.282), and third on the team in homeruns (7). He carried the team offensively during the second half of the season, collecting a 21-game hit streak from July 26th-August 19th, posting a .427 batting average during that stretch. He hit safely in 33 of the final 40 games, posting a .343 batting average to go along with his 20 RBI and 13 extra-base hits.
Prior to joining the Canaries, the Orange County, California native spent four seasons in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, collecting 284 hits and 122 runs scored while posting a .266 batting average. His best season came in 2012 with High-A affiliate Charlotte, where he hit .281 in 84 games with 10 extra-base hits and 27 RBI.
Tinoco was selected in the 34th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Long Beach State where he posted a career .329 batting average in 168 games played. He also finished with 116 RBI for the Dirtbags, 11th most in program history and one off of current Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's 117.
The Canaries begin their 23rd season on May 21st-23rd in Sioux City, IA before opening their 2015 home schedule on Sunday, May 24th against the Explorers at 4:05 PM. Season, partial, group and suite tickets are on sale now by contacting the Canaries office at 605-336-6060. For the latest Canaries news follow us on Facebook at sfcanaries and on Twitter @canaries.