TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club (@iblmapleleafs) announced today the signing of 3rd Baseman Jonathan Solazzo ( Mississauga, On)
The 6'3" , 230 lb Solazzo is entering his 13th season in the IBL. He spent 1 year in Mississauga, 4 in Hamilton before joining the Leafs. Last season was one of his best hitting .333 (52-156) in 38 games with 11 2B's, 9 HR's and 47 RBI's. In his IBL career Solazzo has hit .294 (364-1240) with 63 2B's, 1 #B, 62 HR, 290 RBI's and 23 SB's. He is 2 homeruns shy of former IBL great Rick Johnston and 11 RBI's behind former Leaf and IBL great Raul Borjas.
" What Solazzo has done and means to this Leafs team is so underrated. This guy is a leader on and off the field. He produces year in and year out and he always has a kind word to say and a smile doing what he loves to do. He is one of the IBL's nicest guys, but he also plays the game with fire and determination." GM Jeff Lounsbury
" It is a honour to have the Maple Leaf crest on my chest and to be able to play in front of family, friends and the best fans in the league. All on board for the 2023 season. CHOO! CHOO!" -Jonathan Solazzo
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