Archives.jpg

Irvine returns to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The Kansas City T-Bones announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitcher, former T-Bone and local product Lucas Irvine for the 2018 season.

Lucas Irvine spent two seasons with the T-Bones in 2012 and 2013 and joins the club again after a solid 2017 season for Somerset in the Atlantic League.  Irvine went 9-4 with a 4.26 ERA in 135.1 innings with 89 strike outs in 25 starts for the Patriots.  He would lead the team with nine wins and was first in innings pitched at 135.1 innings. 

Irvine spent parts of two seasons early in his career with Kansas City. In 2012 he appeared in 30 games (13 starts), going 4-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 104.1 innings. He was second in the club in strike outs with 107 for the T-Bones. In 2013 Irvine returned to make 17 starts for the T-Bones, going 6-5 with three complete games in 121.1 innings. He was traded to New Jersey in the CAN-AM League on August 13th, 2013 joining current T-Bones Manager Joe Calfapietra’s club for a late playoff run. Irvine, was in the top five in the league in ERA (2.96, third), strikeouts (94, fifth), complete games (3, tied-second) and innings pitched (121 2/3, second) at the time of the trade and would finish second for the T-Bones staff in innings and strike outs (94). He would be moved once again after the Jackals season to Camden in the Atlantic League and would pitch in one game to close out a busy 2013.

Irvine is a native of Liberty, Missouri and attended Liberty High School. He would then move on to Northwestern State University of Louisiana where he would be drafted twice. The first time in 2010 in the 43rd round by the Chicago White Sox and again in 2011 in the 27th round by the Tampa Rays. Irvine signed with the Rays in 2011 and spent one season with the Rays at rookie level Princeton in the Appalachian League before joining the T-Bones in 2012. 

In 2014 Irvine would pitch in Japan in the “indy” IBLJ Shikoku-Kyushu Island League for the Kagawa Olive Guyners before returning to the Atlantic League in 2015 and joining the Somerset Patriots.  He would go 6-8 with a 3.41 ERA in 129.1 innings, making 22 starts and being named to the 2015 Atlantic League All-Star Team. Irvine would have his contract purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 28th of 2015 and was assigned to High A Visalia in the California League where he went 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA in 12.2 innings (two starts).  

Irvine spent most of 2016 with the Diamondbacks where he earned a 5-3 record with a 3.98 ERA and 52 strikeouts spread across 14 games (nine starts) between the High-A, Double-A and Triple-A levels. He would post a 4-0 record at High A Visalia with a 2.32 ERA in seven games over 51.1 innings before a jump to AA Mobile in the Southern League. At Mobile the righty would toss 29.2 innings, going 1-3 with a 5.76 ERA. In between the two stops, Irvine would make one appearance at AAA Reno, allowing 1 ER in 2.2 innings. He would close out 2016 at AAA Aquascalientes of the Mexican League, making eight starts in 41 innings with a 4.61 ERA and a 2-3 record. The last two winters Irvine pitched for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League. 

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. 

 

-- T-Bones--



Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
December 2002