Thursday, August 25, 2016

Press Release: Nestor Cortes Wins FSL Pitcher of the Week Award for Tampa Yankees

LHP Nestor Cortes Named FSL Pitcher of the Week

Tampa, Fla. - The Florida State League named Tampa Yankees LHP Nestor Cortes "Pitcher of the Week" today. This honor was for games played August 15th - 21st.

Cortes retired the first 19 batters he faced, taking a perfect game into the 7th inning in a win at Brevard County on Friday, August 19th. The 21-year-old pitched seven (7.0) innings, allowing only two (2) hits while striking out nine (9) batters and not issuing a walk to earn his fourth win of the season.

This is the fourth year of professional baseball for the 2013 First-Year Player Draft pick (36th round) from Hialeah, FL.

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