Outfielder Carlos Sosa signed with the Jackals on July 30 after beginning the 2010 season in the independent Golden League, where he batted .278 with five home runs and five doubles in 31 games for the Utah-based St. George RoadRunners.
A veteran in his 10th professional season, Sosa had a career year with the Worcester Tornadoes in 2009 when he batted .314 with a career-high 15 home runs 69 RBIs in 83 games en-route to being named to the Can-Am League’s Postseason All-Star Team. Sosa ranked fifth in the league in batting average, fourth in RBIs, second in slugging percentage, and fifth in on-base percentage.
Sosa followed up his '09 campaign in Worcester with a stellar performance in the Colombian Winter League, taking home the league's triple crown (.389-16-55) while playing for the Sincelejo Toros where he was teammates with Jackals pitcher Ryan Lobban.
The 28-year-old Dominican Republic native spent his first eight seasons in the San Francisco Giants organizations, reaching as high as the Double-A level with the Connecticut Defenders in 2007 and 2008. Entering 2010, Sosa is a career .275 hitter with 80 home runs including five seasons of double-digit homers.