• Yanks Sign Somerset Patriots Pitcher

    Posted by on May 29th, 2009 · Comments (1)

    Via the Atlantic League site –

    The Four-Time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots have announced that right-handed pitcher Paul Bush has been signed by the New York Yankees organization and will report to Triple-A.

    Bush had a 1.62 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 16.2 innings pitched in nine games for Somerset this season before signing with the Yankees, where he is scheduled to report to Scranton later this week.

    Bush has played his entire career in the Atlanta Braves organization, including two seasons at the Triple-A level in Richmond, before joining the Patriots.

    Bush was at the Double-A level last season in Mississippi and had a 3.24 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 16.2 innings in 12 games, all in relief.

    He has a career 22-22 record with a 3.24 ERA and 446 strikeouts in 422 innings pitched in 184 games.

    Bush is the second Patriots player to be signed by a Major League organization this season, with outfielder Noah Hall signing with the Yankees last week and reporting to Double-A.

    By the way, did you know that Brad Halsey, Dan Miceli, Armando Benitez, Shawn Chacon, Wayne Franklin, and Matt DeSalvo are all pitching in the Atlantic League this year? It’s the place where former Yankees pitchers go to….well…you know…

    Comments on Yanks Sign Somerset Patriots Pitcher

    1. MJ
      May 29th, 2009 | 11:07 am

      Brad Halsey, Dan Miceli, Armando Benitez, Shawn Chacon, Wayne Franklin, and Matt DeSalvo
      ——–
      Some of those names evoke fond or funny memories and some definitely don’t.

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