Angels Pick Up DornJanuary 7, 2009 - Frontier League (FL) - Southern Illinois Miners
Dorn holds the Miners career record for home runs (35), RBI (118) and runs scored (100). He is a .313 hitter in 125 games with Southern Illinois over the last two seasons. The six-foot-eight-inch slugger began the 2007 season with the Miners but signed with the St. Louis Cardinals after just 32 games. He battled through a wrist injury with the Cardinals Single-A affiliate in the Quad Cities before re-signing with the Miners prior this past season.
"We are very excited for Tim," Miners Manager Mike Pinto said. "This is a great opportunity for him. All of our guys are here with the hope of getting to an organization and Tim will have a chance to make one of the Angels clubs this year."
The Southern California native began his professional career as a pitcher with the Seattle Mariners organization. This is the eighth time a Miners player has joined a major league organization.
The Miners will begin the 2009 season in Evansville on Friday, May 22. The home opener is scheduled for Friday, May 29 at 7:05 p.m. For the latest news and updates, visit www.southernillinoisminers.com.
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