The Capitals signed three young pitchers

Les Capitales signent trois jeunes lanceurs

Patrick Scalabrini will fly to Cuba from 3 to 10 January where he will meet with representatives of the national Federation of baseball in hopes of bringing back the shortstop Yordan Manduley at Quebec.

30 December 2019 17: 45

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The Capitals signed three young pitchers

Les Capitales signent trois jeunes lanceurs

Ian Bussières

The Sun

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The manager of the Capitals of Quebec, Patrick Scalabrini, has continued its Holiday shopping by signing a contract to three launchers succession who played last season in the Peaceful Association of independent baseball.

New entrants, who will participate in the training camp of the Capitals, are all of the pitchers are right-handed. Brock Knoten, 24 years old, and Joe Rivera, 23 years old, have evolved together in the last year with the Pacifics in San Rafael, while Marshall Shill was aligning itself with the Stompers Sonoma.

“These are all guys who will be fighting for the same position,” said Scalabrini in Sun. “We do not believe the keep all three. In the case of Knoten and Rivera, their manager, Gabe Suarez told me very good things of them. The team won the championship of the series and they have played an important role in this conquest.”

Knoten showed an average of 3.38 in eight innings after joining the Pacific at the conclusion of his university training with the Hillcats of Rogers State in the second division of the NCAA. As for Rivera, he has split the last season between the Pacific and the Saguaros of Tucson in the League Pecos, with an average of points earned from 1.72 and removing 56 batters in 31 innings and a third. He had previously played in the top university division with the Huskies of the University of Connecticut.

Marshall Shill, he is 24 years old and uses a motion of hand (“sidearm”). Last year, it showed an average of 2.76 in 32.2 innings to Sonoma, striking out 38 batters to help the Stompers to win the championship on the regular calendar. He had previously worn the colors of the Lions of the University of Lindenwood in the second division of the NCAA.

The Caps were also ratify in the past few days a contract at first base and outfielder Riley Pittman, acquired at the end of the month of October, the Milkmen of Milwaukee of the american Association in exchange for pitcher Jack Charleston. “We had obtained its rights, but it was not yet signed. It is a good striker who slammed 14 circuits 212 at bat last year with the Trojans of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the first division of the NCAA before joining the Milkmen. It should have a place in our team,” said Scalabrini.

In Cuba

In addition, the manager of the Capitals will fly to Cuba from 3 to 10 January where he will meet with representatives of the national Federation of baseball in hopes of bringing back the shortstop Yordan Manduley, best hitter of the team last season, a sixth season in Quebec city.

“We would also like to bring in another player cuban, a young person who would not be counted as a veteran. It will also set the pressure so that our cuban players don’t arrive as late as last year,” said Scalabrini. The late arrival of the cuban players, more than a month after the start of the season, had played a role in the poor season of the Capitals in 2019.

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