Monday, January 6, 2014

T-Bones re-sign three, add rookie infielder

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The Kansas City T-Bones have announced the re-signing of infielder Anthony Davis, pitchers Keith Picht and Josh Hildebrand, and the signing of infielder Darrell Hudson.

Davis, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound infielder from Gladstone, Mo., batted .235 in 30 games during his rookie season for the T-Bones in 2013. He had 16 hits, including three against Fargo-Moorhead on Aug. 24 and at least one hit in each of Kansas City’s final three games of the season. Davis completed his collegiate career at Rockhurst University last spring.

Picht, a 6-foot, 200-pound right-handed pitcher from Olathe, Kan., appeared in nine games (17 2/3 innings) during his rookie season for the T-Bones in 2013, and went 0-1 with one save and a 4.58 ERA. He finished his collegiate career at Emporia State last spring.

Hildebrand, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound right-handed pitcher from York, Pa., went 2-3 with a 5.64 ERA in 27 appearances (36 2/3 innings) for the T-Bones in 2013. Hildebrand began his professional career in 2011 with Lake County of the independent North American Baseball League.

Additionally, the T-Bones signed Hudson, a 5-foot-10, 172-pound rookie infielder from Los Angeles. Hudson, who played at Vanguard University, was selected for the California Collegiate League All-Star Game as part of a team that represented Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif.