Wednesday, December 3, 2014

T-Bones sign former Houston farmhand

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced today that they have signed Adam Bailey to a contract for the 2015 season.

Bailey, who’ll be 27 when the season starts in May, is a 6-foot and 201-pound left-handed outfielder originally from Lincoln, Neb., but now lives in Overland Park, Kan. In 2014 — his second season with Long Island of the Atlantic League, Bailey drove in 89 runs and batted .301 with 147 hits, including 23 doubles and 20 home runs.

The Houston Astros selected Bailey in the 23rd round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of the University of Nebraska.

He reached triple-A Oklahoma City during the 2012 season. In five professional seasons, Bailey is a .274 hitter with 571 hits, 73 homers, 251 runs and 319 RBIs.

“Adam is a corner outfielder with some pop in his bat, who gives us that middle-of-the-lineup run producer,” said T-Bones manager John Massarelli.

In an unrelated transaction, the T-Bones placed infielder Darrell Hudson on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.