2010 SUMMER: Assigned to the La Crosse (Wis.) Loggers of the Northwoods League ... Appeared out of the Loggers' bullpen in seven games and posted a 2.21 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 16.1 innings ... Earned the save in games vs. Battle Creek (6/18) and Wisconsin (6/9) ... Struck out a season high seven batters through 4.0 innings of work vs. Wisconsin (6/26).
PERSONAL: Given name is Alex Michael Najera ... Born and raised in Anaheim Hills, Calif. ... Major is undeclared ... Son of Mike and Carrie Najera ... Brother to Darren and Garret ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of head coach Steve Rodriguez and its Malibu location ... Lists his father as his biggest sports hero ... Mike Najera coached high school baseball for 20 years and won two CIF rings.
FAVORITES: Tori Hunter (pro baseball player) ... Los Angeles Angels (pro baseball team) ... Catcher In The Rye (book) ... Bad Boys II (movie) ... Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Show) ... Nelly (musical artist) ... Mexican and Sushi (food) ... Football (sport other than baseball) ... Hobbies include hanging out with friends, listening to music and surfing.