Skeeter ink three more players for 2016 season

The Sugar Land Skeeters held their annual Fan Fair April16, giving fans the opportunity to meet players, get autographs, take batting practice and enjoy other games and activities at Constellation Field. Pictured here, Lupe Bailey of Sugar Land has her jersey signed by Skeeters players. Swatson, the Skeeters mascot, took batting practice and ungracefully bounded his way around the bases.. (Photos by Joe Southern)

The Sugar Land Skeeters held their annual Fan Fair April16, giving fans the opportunity to meet players, get autographs, take batting practice and enjoy other games and activities at Constellation Field. Pictured here, Lupe Bailey of Sugar Land has her jersey signed by Skeeters players. Swatson, the Skeeters mascot, took batting practice and ungracefully bounded his way around the bases.. (Photos by Joe Southern)

The Sugar Land Skeeters announced recently that the club has signed three more players to its 2016 roster.

The signings include right-handed pitcher Jerry Sullivan, left-handed pitcher Chris Rearick, and catcher Wilfredo Rodriguez.

Sullivan, 28, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the third round of the 2009 MLB Draft from Oral Roberts University. Sullivan spent six seasons in the minors with the A- Eugene (San Diego), A Fort Wayne (San Diego), A+ (Lake Elsinore), AA San Antonio (San Diego), and AAA El Paso (San Diego). Throughout his minor league career, Sullivan has a career 4.59 ERA with 415 strikeouts in over 490 innings pitched.

Skeeterink2Rearick, 28, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 41st round of the 2010 MLB Draft from North Georgia College and State University. Before signing with the Skeeters, Rearick spent six seasons in the minors serving stints with A Bowling Green (Tampa Bay), A+ Charlotte (Tampa Bay), AA Montgomery (Tampa Bay), AA San Antonio (San Diego), and AAA El Paso (San Diego). In over 230 minor league appearances, Rearick holds a career 2.91 ERA with 329 strikeouts in just over 320 innings pitched. Rearick appeared in five games for the San Diego Padres in 2015, striking out four over three innings of work.

Rodriguez, 22, was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the seventh round of the 2012 MLB Draft from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. Rodriguez spent four seasons in the minors, where he’s played in low A ball, which includes time with A- Tri-City (Colorado), A Asheville (Colorado), and A+ Modesto (Colorado). Throughout his time in the minors, Rodriguez has posted a .278 batting average with 232 hits and 111 RBI in over 1,000 plate appearances.

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