SKEETERS INK RODRIGUEZ AND STANTON FOR 2017

May 16, 2017 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Sugar Land Skeeters

News Release

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS - The Sugar Land Skeeters announce today the signings of catcher Wilfredo Rodriguez and pitcher Cameron Stanton. With the re-signing of Rodriguez, the Skeeters currently have 13 players back from last year's championship team to defend their 2016 championship title.

Rodriguez, 23, returns to Constellation Field after playing the 2016 season for the Sugar Land Skeeters. The catcher appeared in 73 games while batting .288 last season. The Puerto Rico native also racked up 32 RBI and hit a career-high seven home runs. Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 7th round of the 2012 MLB draft out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Rodriguez holds a career batting average of .276. Wilfredo was a big part of the Skeeters magic 6-0 playoff run playing in all six games going 6-20 (.300) with a home run, 6 RBI, and five runs scored.

Stanton, 22, is entering his second season in professional baseball and first with the Sugar Land Skeeters. Cameron is the son of former MLB All-Star, three-time World Series Champ and 19-year big league veteran pitcher Mike Stanton. Cameron spent his rookie season playing for the Danville Braves. Appearing in 14 games, the right-hander owned a 1-1 record with a 3.34 ERA, and 20 strikeouts over 35.0 innings. A 30th-round selection by Atlanta in the 2016 draft out of St. Edward's University (Austin, TX), Stanton was named a second-team All-Heartland Conference player in 2015 after going 8-1 with an ERA of 2.84 in 85.2 innings pitched. Stanton finished the year ranked seventh in ERA and strikeouts, as well as finishing fourth in the league in wins and starts in the Heartland Conference.

About the Sugar Land Skeeters The Skeeters play at Constellation Field, a state-of-the-art stadium located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land. The Skeeters are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) and play 140 regular season games. The Skeeters Baseball Foundation promotes youth education and healthy activities lifestyles by providing support to culturally, racially and economically diverse areas of the community. For more information please call 281-240-4487 or visit sugarlandskeeters.com.

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