Former New Mexico baseball player moves up to the majors

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – A former New Mexico baseball player is headed for the big leagues.

According to the Alamogordo Daily News, pitcher Chris Smith was picked up by the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Originally from Kentucky, Smith played for the White Sands PupFish back in 2011. He’s only one of two players in Pecos League history to make it onto a major league roster. Jon Edwards was signed by the Texas Rangers in 2014. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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