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Grizzlies Sign Berrios, Wright For 2024

by Jason Guerette

The Gateway Grizzlies announce that they have signed right-handed pitcher Osvaldo Berrios and catcher Max Wright for the 2024 season.

Berrios comes to Sauget from Puerto Rico, having most-recently played five seasons in the Oakland Athletics organization after his selection in the 20th round of the 2017 MLB Draft out of Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. The right-hander appeared in 27 games at Class A-Advanced Lansing in 2022, splitting time between the Lugnuts’ rotation and bullpen while going 5-8 with 79 strikeouts and 33 walks over 93 1/3 innings.

The year before in 2021, Berrios made 22 appearances and 16 starts between Lansing and Single-A Stockton, tossing 103 innings with 90 strikeouts against only 30 walks along with a 5.94 ERA.

Wright joins the Grizzlies roster after three seasons in the San Francisco Giants organization, where he played in 34 games at class A-Advanced Eugene in 2023 with three homers and 14 RBIs. He also saw action at three different levels of the organization in 2022, hitting five homers with 17 RBIs in 57 games overall.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, the lefty-hitting backstop was a three-year starting catcher at Indiana State University, and was a First Team All-Missouri Valley selection as a graduate student in 2021, batting .305 with 16 homers and 41 RBIs in 52 games.

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Jason Guerette is the Grizzlies' Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations and the "Voice of the Grizzlies." 2023 will be his second season with the organization, handling lead broadcasting duties on the Grizzlies Media Network as well as being in charge of all team press releases and game-day media materials.

2023 will also be Jason's ninth season in the Frontier League after spending 2014-21 in the same role with the Southern Illinois Miners. Overall, he has broadcasted close to 800 games in the league, including playoffs. During the baseball offseason, he serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for Manhattan College and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, with games being seen on ESPN+ among other platforms.

In addition to broadcasting, Jason works as a public address announcer for Seton Hall University women's basketball as well as Columbia University men's and women's basketball. He also spent nine years working "behind the scenes" as a freelance board operator and highlight editor at Westwood One for their coverage of the NFL, NCAA football, and NCAA basketball.

Jason graduated from Seton Hall in 2012 with B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Broadcasting & Visual Media.

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