After losing the clean series to the Sultans of Monterrey, Venezuelan Omar Vizquel was fired as manager of the Tijuana Bulls in the Mexican Baseball League on Sunday night after losing three losses.
“The Club de Beisbol Toros de Tijuana informs that as of today Omar Vizquel ceased to be the manager of Toros de Tijuana in the Mexican Baseball League (LMB),” the team reported in a press release almost at midnight,
Vizquel made a great debut in the first 30 games of the season by compiling a 22-8 record through June 25, but since then the team has fallen into a slump by winning just 12 games out of 26 played to drop to a record 34. -22.
Despite the bad streak, Vizquel leaves the Toros in second place in the North Zone, six games behind the leader Mariachis de Guadalajara, just nine games away from finishing the regular role.
“The decision that resolves the labor agreement was generated by mutual agreement and is adopted from the highest responsibility between the board of directors of the board of directors and the Venezuelan helmsman.
“Vizquel will take time to attend to personal matters, however, he will continue to be linked to the club in strategic functions within the sports area,” reads the bulletin.
However, according to sources, Vizquel had problems with several of his players, particularly with two former Mexican major leagues who play the infield and with a Mexican relief pitcher.
The club announced in a press release that in the next few hours it will be announced who will occupy the position of manager for the final stretch of the 2021 season.
If it does not materialize by Tuesday, Homar Rojas, who recently joined the team as a bench coach after starting the campaign and was later fired as the helmsman of Sultanes de Monterrey, is an option.
“The Club de Beisbol Toros de Tijuana thanks Omar Vizquel for his work and professionalism as manager of the team.”
Vizquel is just one of the strategists who leave good numbers in Toros and are fired.
In recent years, despite good performances, the Bulls have been characterized – with different general managers – for firing good managers such as the Mexican Juan Gabriel Castro – current coach of the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major Leagues – Pedro Meré – manager from Olmecas de Tabasco–, Óscar Robles –timonel Tigres de Quintana Roo–, the Venezuelan Luis Sojo, the Dominican Eddie Díaz and the Puerto Rican Lino Rivera.