Patriots Sign Three More

The Somerset Patriots have signed infielder Freddy Sandoval and outfielders Aaron Mathews and Chris Shehan for the 2012 season.

Freddy Sandoval was drafted by the Anaheim (Los Angeles) in the 8th round (233rd overall) of the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft. He played all seven seasons of his professional baseball career in the Angels organization. He had his best season in 2008, when he hit .335 with 15 home runs, and 88 RBI. He was called up to the major leagues late in the 2008 season. Sandoval would go on to player 11 games in the major leagues with the Angels from 2008 to 2009. Last season, he hit .280 with 4 home runs and 20 RBI in 44 games for the Angels Triple-A affiliate Salt Lake.

Aaron Mathews was drafted by the the Toronto Blue Jays in the 19th round (567th overall) of the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft out of Oregon State University. He played seven seasons in the Blue Jays organization before joining the Florida Marlins organization last season. From 2009 to 2011, he played at the Triple-A level. He has a career .285 batting average with 47 home runs 324 RBI.

Chris Shehan was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 30th round (910th overall) of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft out of Georgia Southern University. He played three seasons in the Braves organization, where he had a .256 batting average with 8 home runs and 55 RBI.

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