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T-Bones sign pitcher with KC ties

Mark Haynes has spent the majority of his career with the Laredo Lemurs. (File photo by Jason Mack/Laredo Morning Times.)
03/02/2016 1:39 PM -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced they have signed pitcher Mark Haynes to a contract for the 2016 season.

Haynes, 29 (09-17-86), who’s 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, is a right hander from Sugar Land, Texas. He split time in 2015 between fellow American Association clubs Laredo and Amarillo, going a combined 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA in 20 games. In 20 innings last season, Haynes gave up 21 hits and 16 runs (all earned), while striking out 14 and walking 12. Haynes’ best statistical season was 2013 with Laredo, when he went 4-2 with a 2.35 ERA. He struck out 61 batters and walked 24. Midway through the next season, though, Haynes, who pitched collegiately at Rice University, suffered an elbow injury, resulting in “Tommy John” surgery.

In six professional seasons, all in the American Association, Haynes has a career record of 10-14 with a 4.95 ERA. He has struck out 249 and walked 139 in 269 innings. Haynes, whose father played baseball and mother played basketball at nearby Emporia State University, was born in Kansas City, Mo. 

Haynes is the 21st player — 10th pitcher — signed by Kansas City for 2016.

The T-Bones open the 2016 regular season at home on May 19 against Texas.