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AirHogs Welcome Four New Players

June 5, 2013 - American Association (AA) - Grand Prairie AirHogs News Release

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - The Grand Prairie AirHogs have added four new players to their roster in the last couple of days. The new additions include RHP Chris Allen, outfielder Jordan Marks, LHP Josh Renfro and infielder Ryan Pineda.

Chris Allen joins the AirHogs after appearing in two games for the Winnipeg Goldeyes earlier this season. Allen pitched in two games covering an inning and a third while giving up no runs. In 2012, Allen pitched for Winnipeg at the end of the season going 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA in 12 appearances. The RHP began 2012 with the Gary SouthShore RailCats in the American Association where he went 4-5 with a 3.32 ERA in 31 games. Allen played his college baseball at Florida International University in Miami, FL.

Jordan Marks is an infielder/outfielder who played for El Paso in the American Association last year batting .298 with one home run and 18 RBIs in 38 games. He finished the season by playing a handful of games for San Angelo and White Plains. Marks attended Louisiana College in Pineville, LA. as well as Louisiana State University in Alexandria, LA.

Pitcher Josh Renfro spent last season in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system. Renfro pitched last year for the Cards' Rookie League team in the Gulf Coast League going 0-1 with a 0.36 ERA in 20 appearances out of the bullpen. The lefty finished the season with Quad Cities in the Midwest League where he posted a 1-0 record with 0.00 ERA in two appearances. Renfro played college baseball at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.

Ryan Pineda is an infielder who was acquired by the AirHogs via a trade with Fargo-Moorhead for a player to be named later. Pineda batted .351 in 11 games for Fargo-Moorhead before the trade. He was in the Oakland A's farm system the last three years after being selected by the Athletics in the 28th round of the 2010 draft out of California State Northridge in Los Angeles, CA. Pineda began the 2012 season in Burlington before being promoted to Stockton where he batted .249 with four home runs and 28 RBIs in 71 games.

Check back at the team's official Web site for more news surrounding the AirHogs. For information on tickets, promotions, advertising, and other opportunities with the AirHogs, check out the Web site as well, or call the QuikTrip Park office at (972) 504-9383.

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