Patriots Sign OF Josh Kroeger; Sanchez Contract Purchased By Oxaca (Mexico)

Former Major Leaguer joins the team


Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of outfielder Josh Kroeger.

 

Kroeger has Major League experience with the Arizona Diamondbacks, appearing in 22 games during the 2004 season.

 

He also has experience in the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, Boston Red Sox, and Atlanta Braves organizations, including nine seasons at the Triple-A level.

 

Kroeger split the 2012 season at the Triple-A level for Atlanta and Boston and combined for a .266 average, 89 hits, 11 home runs, and 37 RBI in 95 games played.

 

He has not been below the Triple-A level since the 2007 season when he was with the Cubs.

 

Kroeger has a minor league career .276 batting average, 1,456 hits, 338 doubles, 37 triples, 154 home runs, and 743 RBI.

 

Kroeger has been activated for tonight’s game against the Long Island Ducks.

 

In other team news, star shortstop Yunesky Sanchez has had his contract purchased by Oaxaca of the Mexican League.

 

Sanchez has had a tremendous start to the season, leading the league in home runs with five and RBI with 15 to go with his .381 batting average.

 

The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford is underway. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700, stop by the Patriots Ticket Office located at TD Bank Ballpark, or order on the new and improved SomersetPatriots.Com.


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