By WJBC Staff
NORMAL – The Normal CornBelters have placed infielder Santiago Chirino on the Frontier League post-season All-Star squad.
Chirino is in his ninth professional season and fifth campaign with the CornBelters. He currently leads the Frontier League with a .361 batting average. His 137 hits also tops the circuit. Chirino is a repeat member of the post-season squad, earning honors in 2016.
Chirino, 26, is a native of Punto Fijo, Venezuela. He began his professional career in 2009 in the Texas Rangers organization, reaching High-A Myrtle Beach in 2011 and 2012 before joining the CornBelters in 2013.
The CornBelters are two and a half games out of a playoff berth with four games remaining. The Belters conclude a series tonight in Evansville before finishing the regular season in suburban Cincinnati with games Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon against the Florence Freedom.