03/01/2011 10:11 AM -
The Kansas City T-Bones and manager Tim Doherty have announced the return of pitchers Steven Stewart and Kyle Dahman for the 2011 season.
Stewart, 25, made 33 appearances, four starts, for the T-Bones in 2010. The right-hander collected 52 strikeouts against 24 walks in 62 innings of work while posting a 5-3 record. Stewart made his first professional start with Kansas City on July 1 last season, earning the victory at Schaumburg after allowing just two runs on four hits over six innings. He made two appearances during the T-Bones playoff run in 2010, allowing just two hits over four and two-thirds scoreless frames.
Originally signed by the Washington Nationals as a nondrafted free agent in 2008, Stewart appeared in 40 games from 2008-09 as a reliever with Vermont of the New York-Penn League, the Nationals’ Class A short-season affiliate, before joining the T-Bones prior to last season.
Dahman, 26, was signed by the T-Bones out of open tryouts in May 2010. He made eight appearances with Kansas City last season before being traded to the Joliet JackHammers on June 21. The right-hander played collegiately for Maple Woods CC, Longview CC and the University of Nebraska – Omaha.
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 late-March. Visit www.tbonesbaseball.com or follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date throughout the year.