Torreón, Coahuila.- On another day of great importance for the Cotton Club of the Laguna Union, the left-handed pitcher, Jesús Alberto Franco Rodríguez, prospect of the icing Academy, was linked to the organization of the Kansas City Royals.
Barely three days passed since the signing of Rafael Nava with the San Diego Padres and now it was Franco’s turn, born on March 4, 2005 in Tlahualilo, Durango, and who since 2019 was overseen by José Luis García, Director of Scouting and Development of Union Lagoon.
It was again the mythical building on Juárez Avenue, where the protocol ceremony was held, with the presence of Manuel Samaniego, Scout in México de Reales, as well as Guillermo Murra Marroquín, President of the Board of Directors of Unión Laguna, Francisco “Chiper” Méndez, Sports Manager and José Luis “Gato” García himself.
“The conditions that one sees in the talents, are the ones that we consider to take the player to the organization, I only saw Franco once, and from that moment I was certain that he was the right player. I applaud the effort of the organization and the project they have, I believe that in the immediate future they will be competitive as a team within the league and also, developing ballplayers”.
For his part, Guillermo Murra Marroquín, President of Unión Laguna, was pleased with the new signature that was given today with Alberto Franco: “This effort we make in locating prospects for our Academy, in giving them the support and guidance that allows them to Growing and training with the best possible tools fills us with great pride. Beto, I wish you much success in this great step you are taking, remember that the doors of the Algodoneros del Unión Laguna will always be open to you”.
Finally, Beto Franco spoke about his feelings at this transcendental moment in his life: “Thank the directors of Unión Laguna for trusting me, I will always do my best so that the dream of every baseball player, which is to reach the Major Leagues, happens, so I will fight very hard for it. Thanks to my parents for all their support.