SONGCO HEADED BACK HOME TO LOS ANGELES

SONGCO HEADED BACK HOME TO LOS ANGELES

Durham, N.C. — The contract of St. Paul Saints 1B Angelo Songco was purchased by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the American Association announced on Monday.

Songco had a dominant season for St. Paul in 2015, tying teammate Vinny DeFazio for the league lead with 82 RBI to go along with 17 home runs, tied for third, and a .339 average, fifth-best. The Van Nuys, Calif., native also led the league with 49 extra-base hits and 214 total bases, and was named as the first baseman on the AA’s postseason all-star team.

It was the second season with the Saints for the 27-year-old, after he hit .269 with 16 home runs, 29 doubles and 66 RBI in 2014. Previously, he spent parts of six seasons in the Dodgers’ organization, being named to the Class-A California League’s all-star team with Rancho Cucamonga in 2011. Songco was a fourth-round choice of Los Angeles out of Loyola Marymount in the 2009 draft.

He is the second St. Paul player to have his contract purchased by a major-league club this offseason, with Saints’ RHP Michael Zouzalik joining the Baltimore organization in September.