Jun. 24, 2017

Contact: Austin Gore





D.C. Native L.J. Hoes Joins First Place Blue Crabs


(Waldorf, MD., Jun. 24, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced the signing of four-year MLB veteran L.J. Hoes on Friday, furthering bolstering their playoff aspirations.


Hoes, who was born and raised in the D.C. area, was a prep star for local St. John High School. The Baltimore Orioles selected him in the third round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of St. John’s. He made his way through the Orioles organization, making his MLB debut on September 25th, 2012 at the age of 22. He started 2013 with the Orioles as well, before being traded at the deadline that season to the Houston Astros for Bud Norris.


Hoes spent the next 2+ season with the Astros, making his last MLB appearance to date on July 23rd, 2015. In his time in the majors, he collected 73 hits in 308 at-bats, while appearing in 112 games across four seasons. Hoes was then sent back to the Orioles organization, where he spent the entire 2016 season in their AAA affiliate.


“We’re excited to bring in another guy with a great baseball pedigree,” said Manager John Harris. “We are excited to have a local guy like L.J. who adds a lot of experience and talent to the roster.”


For more information on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, or to reserve your seat today for any of the Blue Crabs upcoming home games, please visit our website at or call us at 301-638-9788.


About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: The Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will open its tenth anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!


About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB): The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.


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