Fuego hopefuls vie for spots on roster

Santa Fe Fuego’s Bryson Sims tries to tag out Taos Blizzard’s Blair Springfield at second base during a May 15, 2013, game at Fort Marcy Ballpark. Jane Phillips/The New Mexican

TAOS — Omar Artsen traveled a long way to pursue his dream.

The 24-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. native aspires to play baseball in the major leagues, and that took him to Taos, where he is one of 32 prospects fighting for a spot on the Santa Fe Fuego’s 22-man roster during Pecos League spring training.

The Fuego are using The Tundra at Taos — where the Taos Blizzard plays their games — while Fort Marcy Ballpark is being readied for the season opener against the Blizzard on May 14.

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