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T-Bones Add Pitchers Hill and Lee

07/05/2018 2:30 PM - KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Kevin Hill and left-handed pitcher Nick Lee for the 2018 season.

Hill comes to the T-Bones from AA Corpus Christi in the Texas League. With the Hooks, he appeared in 10 games working 18.1 innings with a 2-1 record and a 1.96 ERA.

Hill began his professional career with the Houston Astros organization in 2016. After being drafted in the 25th round, he would pitch 13 games for the Tri-City ValleyCats, posting a 4.37 ERA in 35 innings with 22 strikeouts. In 2017, he split time between three different organizations. Hill started the year playing for Quad City in the Midwest League. With the River Bandits, he played 14 games with a 2-1 record and a 3.60 ERA. Hill moved on to A(adv) Buies Creek in the Carolina League where he played in 10 games pitching 34.1 innings of relief with 36 strikeouts. After his time with Buies Creek, he finished the year with AA Corpus Christi in the Southern League. The Oklahoma native played in two games for the Hooks with a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA.

Lee comes to Kansas City after spending the 2017 season with the Nationals in the Gulf Coast League. He played in three games and pitched 2.2 innings of relief.

Lee began his professional career with the Washington Nationals organization in 2011. After being drafted in the 18th round, he would pitch ten games in the Gulf Coast League, posting a 4.05 ERA in 13 innings with 15 strikeouts. In 2012, the San Antonio native spent the season with A(Short) Auburn of the New York-Penn League. He pitched 13 games for the Doubledays with a 3-1 record and a 3.77 ERA.

Lee spent 2013 with A(Full) Hagerstown in the South Atlantic League. While with the Suns, he pitched 19 games, posting a 3.96 ERA in 91 innings with a 6-4 record. Lee split time between three different teams in 2014. He started the year with the Nationals of the Gulf Coast League. While there he pitched 8 innings with a 6.75 ERA. He then moved on to A(adv) Potomac of the Carolina League, pitching five games with a 10.05 ERA and an 0-2 record. He finished the season with A(Full) Hagerstown pitching 8.1 innings with a 7.56 ERA and a 1-0 record.

Lee split time again in 2015 starting the season with Potomac in the Carolina League. He pitched 20 games, posting a 2.57 ERA in 28 innings with 28 strikeouts. Lee ended the season with AA Harrisburg in the Eastern League. He pitched 20 games posting a 3.75 ERA and a 2-0 record. Lee spent 2016 in Harrisburg. This time, he pitched 45 games with a 3-1 record and a 4.32 ERA in 50 innings.

The T-Bones are 27-16 on the season, having won seven of their last ten games. They begin a four-game series with a doubleheader at the Texas Airhogs Thursday.

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