Donald Lutz has signed with the Mexican League club Bravos de Leon. He was announced as new player together with Mitch Lively on Tuesday. The German outfielder/first baseman Lutz already played in Mexico during a couple of winters for Yaquis de Obregon. Now his making his debut in the summer version of the Mexican League.
The 28-year-old Lutz was signed by the Cincinnati Reds and spent nine seasons with the MLB organization. Last year he came back after Tommy John surgery and batted only .199/.252/.261 splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A with the Reds. In the following offseason he went on to play 12 games for the Brisbane Bandits before returning home to Arizona to get married.
In 2013 he made history becoming the first player developed in Germany to reach the big leagues. Overall he played in 62 MLB games since, but couldn’t find a new organization this winter, therefore going to Mexico to revive his career.