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All-Star Center Fielder Re-Ups with T-Bones

01/27/2011 9:41 AM -

The Kansas City T-Bones and manager Tim Doherty have announced that all-star center fielder Keanon Simon will return for the 2011 season.

Simon, 26, was named to both the mid-season and post-season all-star teams in 2010, his first with the T-Bones. He hit .309/.387/.432 during the regular season while posting career highs in home runs (six) and RBI (41). Simon finished second in the league in triples (T-six) and stolen bases (31), and tied for third in runs scored (75).

“Keanon was one of the MVPs of our club last season,” Doherty said. “He’s a great leadoff hitter and his defense saved our pitching staff a number of times. He is a hard-nosed player that brings good speed to our lineup.”

Kansas City originally acquired Simon last February in a trade with the Amarillo Dillas of the United League. A product of Oklahoma State University, he began his professional career in 2007 as a 25th round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in that summer’s amateur draft.

Simon was named Player of the Week for Kansas City for the week ending June 20, 2010.
 
The T-Bones begin their 2011 campaign in El Paso, TX on May 12 and will host the Gary SouthShore RailCats in their home opener on May 17. Season ticket packages and mini-plans are available now by calling 913-328-5618. For information on group outings, call 913-328-5623.  Single game tickets for the exhibition and regular season will go on sale in March.  Visit www.tbonesbaseball.com or follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date throughout the year.