04/02/2018 10:20 PM -
KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The Kansas City T-Bones announced today that the club has signed left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson and infielder/outfielder Cal Towey for the 2018 season.
Cody Dickson comes to the “metro” after spending five seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. In 2017 the lefty reached AAA Indianapolis, going 4-3 with a 4.72 ERA in 40 innings and posting a 2-4 mark at AA Altoona in 32.1 innings and a 5.85 ERA. He made the climb from short season A to AAA in five seasons with Pittsburgh, starting in 106 games and adding another 28 appearances out of the bull pen. Dickson has a career record of 37-28 with a 3.91 ERA in 540.1 minor league innings.
Dickson was the Pirates 4th round selection in the 2013 draft out of Sam Houston State University after he went 17-11 with a 3.94 ERA over three seasons for the Bearkats. A native of Mansfield, Texas, Dickson compiled a 15-6 record as a junior and senior in high school, where he set the school record for career wins.
Cal Towey is a left-handed bat, drafted in the 17th round out of Baylor University by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In 2017 Towey played in 76 games at AAA New Orleans for Miami, hitting .237 with four home runs and 24 RBI and seeing action in another 26 games at AA Jacksonville in the Southern League, hitting .177.
Towey began his career with Orem in the Pioneer League with the Angels organization in 2013 and would reach AAA Salt Lake City in 2016. His last season in the “halos” system, Towey spent 57 games at AA Arkansas in the Texas League, hitting .292 with four home runs and 17 RBI and adding another nine long balls at AAA, where he hit .244 with 32 RBI in 78 games. The Marlins claimed Towey off AAA waivers on December 8th, 2016.
Towey hails from the Seattle, Washington area, having earned four letters at Eastside Catholic High School in Bellevue, Washington. At Baylor, Towey originally was a walk on, but after a red shirt season in 2009, he would start 28 games and play in 41 for the Bears. He started all 55 games as a senior and was a unanimous 2013 All-Big 12 First Team Member and was second on the team with a .291 average in his final season. Towey finished his four year career with a .287 average in 211 games with 17 homers and 131 RBI, all at third base.
Season, group, mini-plans and nightly party suites are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Box Office at T-Bones Stadium. Call the Box Office at 913-328-5618 or purchase and print at www.tbonesbaseball.com. Box office hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday – Friday and10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday. For additional information or interview requests, members of the media may contact the T-Bones Media Relations Department at (817) 739-3693. Stay tuned to www.tbonesbaseball.com and the T-Bones Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the offseason. Home opening night is May 22 when the T-Bones host Gary SouthShore at T-Bones Stadium at 7:05 pm.