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T-Bones sign former Oakland A’s prospect

06/17/2012 3:22 PM - The Kansas City T-Bones have announced the signing of Hunter Mense, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound outfielder from Liberty, Mo.

The Florida Marlins drafted Mense in the 17th round of the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft out of the University of Missouri. He played for three of the organization’s teams between 2006 and 2009, advancing from A- ball to A+ as he played a season with Jamestown, two seasons with Greensboro and one with Jupiter.

In 2010 Mense played for four different teams. His only stint in independent baseball came at the beginning of the year, with none other than the Kansas City T-Bones. After nine games Mense was back in affiliated ball, where he advanced as high as the Marlins’ AAA club in New Orleans. Overall, he saw action in 74 games that year.

To make room for Mense, who will wear number 9, the T-Bones placed infielder Bridger Hunt on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.