Skeeters announce first player 2014 signings
The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that the club has signed three pitchers to its 2014 roster: returning right-handers Clint Everts and Matt Wright, along with left-handed reliever Dan Meadows.
Everts, 29, pitched in 23 games (seven starts) for Sugar Land last season, posting a 5-2 record with a 2.71 ERA (19ER/63IP) and 40 strikeouts. A former Cypress Falls High School standout, he joined the Skeeters midseason following a stint with the Toronto Blue Jays organization (2010-13). A first-round pick of the Montreal Expos in the June 2002 Draft, Everts owns a career 46-48 record with a 4.00 ERA (378ER/850.1IP) over 11 minor league seasons.
Wright, 31, went 10-1 with a 2.63 ERA (27ER/92.1IP) over 15 starts for the Skeeters in 2013. Last year, the Waco, Texas native signed midseason with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Triple A Reno and posted a 3-1 record over eight games (four starts). Originally selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 21st round of the June 2000 Draft, Wright is 91-84 with a 3.91 ERA (641ER/1,477IP) and 1,271 strikeouts in 288 career minor league games. The right-hander also holds the honor as Sugar Land’s Opening Day starter for two consecutive seasons (2012-13).
Meadows, 26, joins the Skeeters club following six seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers organization. A graduate of Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas, the lefty split last season with Double A Huntsville and Class A Brevard County, combining for a 1-0 record with a 5.36 ERA (25ER/42IP) in 36 relief appearances. A 49th round pick of the Brewers in the June 2008 Draft, Meadows owns a 29-23 record with six saves and a lifetime 3.76 ERA (186ER/445IP).
Skeeters host professional tryouts, March 22-23
The Sugar Land Skeeters will hold a two-day professional tryout on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23, at Constellation Field.
Pitcher and catcher tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, March 22, beginning at 10 a.m. Position players, including catchers, will then report on Sunday, March 23 at 10 a.m. Those interested in participating may visit www.sugarlandskeeters.com/team/tryoutinfo and complete the registration. Registration cost is $75 per player and includes a tryout camp T-shirt.
For more information, visit the Skeeters’ website (www.SugarLandSkeeters.com) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All registrations should be completed and returned to the Skeeters by Thursday, March 20, as the tryout camp will be capped at 100 participants.
The Skeeters 2014 game schedule and a list of weekly promotions are available on the team’s website. Season tickets for the 2014 season at Constellation Field are also on sale now. Fans are encouraged to call (281.240.4487) and secure their seats TODAY.
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