Wild Things Add Four Players to 2022 Roster

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
By Kyle Dawson
Wild Things Add Four Players to 2022 Roster

WASHINGTON, Pa. (April 26) - The Washington Wild Things have signed four players as the team prepares for the 2022 season and spring training. The team has brought in pitchers Benjamín Rodríguez and Brailin González, outfielder Cole Brannen and infielder/catcher Justin Henle. 

Rodríguez comes to the Wild Things from the Cubs' organization, where he was signed for six seasons and played in three. He was 7-10 in his MiLB career with a 4.30 ERA in 35 games, totaling 127.2 innings pitched. He fanned 92 opposing batters.

González played three seasons in the Mets' organization, where he reached as high as A-ball with the St. Lucie Mets. He pitched 18 games for St. Lucie and posted a career record of 8-6 in the three seasons with a 4.08 ERA in 52 games. In 103.2 innings, he struck out 123.

Brannen, an outfielder, was a second-round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 2017. He drove in 77 in the Boston system with 26 doubles and reached as high as Advanced-A. 

Henle played two seasons at Emmanuel College to close his collegiate career and hit .328/.506/.622 in 2021 with nine homers and 33 RBI. In 18 games with the West Virginia Power, now Charleston Dirty Birds, in the Atlantic League last season, he hit one home run and drove in three in 40 at bats. 

Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 season at wildthingstickets.com, and tickets are $15 to sit anywhere in the seating bowl. Group, kids, military and senior discounts are available as well by calling 724-250-9555 or by visiting the box office at Wild Things Park.

The Wild Things will kick off their 20th Frontier League season May 13 at home against the New York Boulders. Check out the current roster at washingtonwildthings.com.



The Washington Wild Things are a professional baseball team that plays in the MLB-partnered Frontier League. In 2022, the Wild Things are celebrating their 20th season of baseball in the longest-running independent baseball league in history with all kinds of celebrations, fun and great baseball at Wild Things Park. The team has won seven division championships and has been to four Frontier League Championship Series within their numerous playoff appearances. Fans and media can stay aware of all the happenings within the Wild Things' organization, both on and off the field, by following the team's social media platforms and website: washingtonwildthings.com. For other inquiries, call the front office at 724-250-9555.

The Wild Things’ organization and Wild Things Park has been selected as the host of the 2022 Frontier League All-Star Game, presented by The Coury Firm. The festivities will begin Saturday, July 16 and run through the game itself Wednesday, July 20. Tickets are available at bit.ly/FLASG22TIX. More information can be found at washingtonwildthings.com as well.