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McCallum Returns for 2008

01/23/2008 1:03 PM -

Manager Andy McCauley and the Kansas City T-Bones have announced that infielder Geoff McCallum has re-signed for the 2008 season.

McCallum played in 61 games for the T-Bones last year after joining the team in June.  Immediately after joining the T-Bones, McCallum hit safely in 12 of his first 13 games.  He ended the year hitting .275 with a home run and 28 runs batted in.  Primarily a leadoff hitter he compiled an on-base percentage of .353. 

“I’m really happy to have Geoff back for next year,” said McCauley.  “He has been training very hard in Toronto for the upcoming season.  He’s a perennial all-star and no doubt the best shortstop in the league.  Geoff is a leader in the clubhouse and on the field.”

The T-Bones have also added left-handed pitcher Marc Major to the 2008 roster.  Major has spent the better part of his four year professional career playing in his native country of Canada.  Major spent the past two seasons playing for the Quebec Capitals of the independent Can-Am League.  In 2007 he was 2-0 with a 3.50 ERA in 13 appearances.  He walked six while striking out 12 in 18 innings all in relief.  For his career he has compiled a 5-6 record with a 3.97 ERA.

“Marc was recommended to me by former pitching coach Brett Gray,” said McCauley.  “Marc has pitched in the league with Winnipeg in the past, but has more recently pitched in the very competitive inter-country league in Ontario.  He has a very impressive arm, and we are looking for Marc to add depth to our bullpen.”

The T-Bones open the 2008 season on the road May 15 in Winnipeg, before the home-opener at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on May 23 against the Schaumburg Flyers.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.  Season tickets are on sale now by calling the T-Bones box office at (913) 328-5618.

 

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