Valenzuela, 43, to pitch in Mexico

Updated: June 29, 2004, 4:33 PM ET
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY -- Fernando Valenzuela, who sent American and Mexican baseball fans into "Fernandomania" 23 years ago, is headed back to the mound, this time for the border city team Mexicali in Mexico's Pacific League.

Valenzuela has agreed in principle to pitch for the Aguilas (Eagles) in the season that starts on Oct. 12, team director Jesus Sommers said by telephone.

The Mexico City newspaper Reforma said Valenzuela himself confirmed the plan, saying he was "very happy and moved" at ...

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