T-Bones wheel and deal landing Charles and Jose

01/30/2018 11:49 AM -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced that the club has traded right-handed pitcher Matt Sergey to the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League for outfielder David Harris and traded Harris to New Jersey for 1B/DH Art Charles and LHP Jose Jose adding a pair of solid veterans to the T-Bones roster.

Art Charles an eight-year minor league veteran who spent the 2017 season with three different clubs. He began the season at AA Biloxi in the Southern League for the Milwaukee Brewers organization, hitting .176 in 43 games before his release. Charles then inked with the Vaqueros Laguna of the AAA Mexican League, blasting 10 dingers in with 21 RBIs in 26 games and would wind up closing out the year with New Jersey in the Can-Am League, hitting .295 with four homers and 20 RBI in 12 games.  

Charles was named the Independent Player of the year in 2016 by Baseball America after he hit .352 in 96 games with 29 home runs and 101 RBI for the New Jersey Jackals. The Jackals were led by current T-Bones manager Joe Calfapietra during the triple-crown-producing season for Charles.  He won the league batting title by 11 points and was 22 RBI ahead of the next closest pursuer in the league in 2016. 

Charles was signed with the Cincinnati Reds organization following his monster season with New Jersey but was acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers in the Triple-A Rule 5 draft before the 2017 season. Charles was drafted three times, originally signed by the Baltimore Orioles in the 33rd round in 2008, again by the Kansas City Royals in the 39th round in 2009, and by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 20th round in 2010. He signed with and reported to the Gulf Coast Rookie League in 2010. Charles is a career .253 hitter with 115 home runs with 448 RBI, reaching as high as AAA in 2017 in Mexico.

Left-hander Jose Jose was a free agent signing of the Arizona Diamondbacks where he spent parts of five seasons, reaching high A. He also spent another two seasons with the Miami Marlins, reaching AAA before spending the last two seasons with New Jersey in the Can-Am League. In 2017 Jose made 21 relief appearances with a 2.30 ERA in 27.1 innings.  He punched out 31 batters with New Jersey and went 0-4 overall. In 2016 he saved five games in 29.2 innings with a 2.43 ERA going 2-2.

Jose has career 13-23 record with a 3.03 ERA in 291.1 innings in the minor leagues. He has struck out 346 batters over his eight seasons with 16 saves. He also was managed by Joe Calfapietra in New Jersey in 2016.  

Matt Sergey was signed by Kansas City on June 20th of 2017 after his release from the Oakland Athletics organization. The right-hander went 5-4 with a 3.30 ERA in 76.1 innings with 80 strike outs. Sergey tossed the first no-hitter in T-Bones history on July 27th, a 2-1 walk off win over Texas. He would walk two and strike out 10 in the win. The game would earn Sergey the pitcher of the week honors in the American Association.

Sergey would also make history for Kansas City on July 15th when he would enter in relief for the T-Bones at Shaw Park in Winnipeg. Sergey, who pitched two days earlier in Fargo as a starter as a right-hander would work in relief as a left-handed pitcher. A wild pitch on an intentional walk would score the winning run for the Goldeyes and end the longest regular season game in American Association history with a score of 12-11 in 14 innings, lasting five hours and 25 minutes.  

David Harris spent 2017 with Schaumburg in the Frontier League, hitting .344 in 76 games with 13 home runs and 65 RBI for the Boomers. He is a former Toronto Blue Jays farm hand, spending four seasons in the organization and hitting .254 in 221 games.

Full and half-season ticket packages for 2018, flex plans and group ticket sales are now on sale online or by calling (913) 328-5618 or visiting in person the T-Bones Stadium Box Office.

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.comand the T-Bones’ Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the offseason.


-- T-Bones--


Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

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