(New Britain, Conn., June 4, 2018) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced that Bees infielder Deibinson Romero has been named April/May co-player of the month. He will share the honors with Long Island Ducks infielder Jordany Valdespin. Lancaster’s Nate Reed was named April/May pitcher of the month.
“We are very pleased to hear that Deibinson has received this honor,” says Bees General Manager Brad Smith. “He has been a strong contributor so far this season and is well deserving of this accolade.”
Romero takes home the player of the month award after posting a .354 batting average with five home runs, seven doubles, 22 RBI, and 17 runs scored over the course of 30 games in April & May.
2018 marks Deibinson’s Atlantic League debut during his 13th season of professional baseball. Last year, the infielder played in 72 games for Veracruz of the Mexican League, and collected a .268 batting average with six home runs, 36 RBI, and 29 runs scored.
The 31-year-old began his professional career in 2006 within the Minnesota Twins organization. He spent nine years in the Twins farm system, reaching as high as the Triple-A level in both 2013 and 2014. This also included a two year stint playing in New Britain Stadium with the Rock Cats from 2011-12, where he posted career highs of 19 home runs and 78 RBI in 2012. The slugger also spent time with both the Pirates and Yankees organizations in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
In 1,081 career minor league games coming in to this season, Romero owns a .263 batting average with 105 home runs, 584 RBI, 537 runs scored, and a .349 on-base percentage.
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