Howell Picked up by Boston Red SoxAugust 17, 2011 - American Association (AA) Lincoln Saltdogs
In 31 games for the Saltdogs, Howell hit .269 with five home runs, 11 doubles and 19 RBI. He will report to Double-A Portland of the Eastern League.
The Satellite Beach, Fla. native joins LHP Tommy Palica (Phillies, Advanced-A Clearwater), OF Blake Gailen (Angels, Double-A Arkansas) and RHP Vince Bongiovanni (Blue Jays, Advanced-A Dunedin) as 2011 Saltdogs to sign with MLB organizations.
Howell was originally selected in the 10th round of the 2005 MLB draft by the Kansas City Royals. Howell reached Class-AAA Omaha in 2010 before joining the independent ranks in 2011.
The 28-year old is the second Saltdogs catcher in the last two seasons to have his contract purchased by a big league club, along with Shawn McGill (Braves, Triple-A Gwinnett) in July of 2010.
The Saltdogs are in the midst of their final regular season home stand at Haymarket Park in 2011. Friday is a Saltdogs Lunchbox Giveaway to the first 1,000 kids 12 and under. Saturday night is the final Fireworks Spectacular! For more team and ticket information, go to www.saltdogs.com .
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