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Dodgers purchase Bianchi's contract

02/02/2015 2:17 PM -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced that the Los Angeles Dodgers have purchased the contract of catcher Chris Bianchi.

Bianchi, a rookie who’s 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, batted .143 in 10 games in 2014 after signing with the T-Bones in late July. He finished his collegiate career last spring at Trinity University, where he was selected as a member of the All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference team.

“We wish Chris the best of luck this spring and summer in the Dodgers system,” said T-Bones manager John Massarelli.

Bianchi is the 23rd T-Bones player whose contract has been sold to a Major League organization. The previous was pitcher Dustin Loggins, whose contract was purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks in September 2013.

“We are in the development business, as well as trying to win games, so it is always rewarding when one of our guys gets to the next level,” said T-Bones vice-president and general manager Chris Browne. “Kansas City is a great place to play and be seen by Major League scouts. We’re excited for Chris and wish him the best of luck.”