01/05/2017 9:42 AM
Kuehl McEachern, who pitched for three teams in the Red Sox organization in 2016, has signed with the T-Bones for 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Greenville Drive.)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced they have signed pitcher Kuehl McEachern to a contract for the 2017 season.
McEachern, whose first name is pronounced “Keel,” is a 6-foot-4 and 195-pound right hander from Eustis, Fla. He split time last season between all three A levels in the Boston Red Sox organization. Overall, he was 3-3 with a 3.91 ERA with 79 strikeouts and 16 walks.
“We’re excited to add another piece of the puzzle for the 2017 season,” said T-Bones manager Joe Calfapietra.
The Red Sox selected McEachern, 23 (05-07-93), in the 34th round of the 2014 June Amateur Draft out of Flagler College. In three professional seasons, McEachern is 12-8 with a 3.17 ERA. In 91 games, all in relief, McEachern has given up 210 hits and 81 runs (71 earned), while striking out 154 and walking 43.
Additionally, the T-Bones announced they’ve signed right-handed pitcher Gabe Perez, whom they acquired in a trade with Laredo on Dec. 8.
Kansas City now has four players — three pitchers — signed for 2017.
The T-Bones open the 2017 regular season at home on May 19 against Lincoln.