The Missions have announced that Wolff Stadium will host two Liga Mexicana de Beisbol exhibition games between the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos and the Acereros de Monclova on April 29 and 30.
The Acereros team will feature former Major League All-Stars and World Series winners including Bartolo Colon, Addison Russell and Erick Aybar.
Moncolva is managed by Pat Listach, a 1992 Rookie of the Year with the Milwaukee Brewers. Joining him is three-time All-Star Juan Samuel and World Series champions Dave Stewart and Ozzie Guillen.
Stewart, a three-time World Series champion, played Double-A baseball in San Antonio in 1978 as a hard-throwing, right-handed pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ system.
The Missions’ regular season starts on May 4 with a series opener at Corpus Christi. Managed by Phillip Wellman, the San Diego Padres’ affiliated team will open at home on May 18 against Frisco.
The season marks the return of minor league baseball to the city after last season was canceled because of the pandemic.