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Champions Place Oropesa on the DL, Sign Rookie First Baseman

2017 August 04

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have placed 1B RICKY OROPESA on the disabled list and signed 1B ALEX VENDITTI.

OROPESA, 27, is batting .293 with five homeruns and 38 RBI in 60 games for the Champions but has only played two games at designated hitter since injuring his thumb in July.

VENDITTI, 23, played his college baseball at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA.

The Newton, MA native batted .434 with 16 homeruns and 42 RBI in 61 games in 2015/16, which was his final season at WPI.

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