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David Bergin Sold to Colorado Rockies

August 22, 2013 - United League Baseball (ULB) - Fort Worth Cats News Release

Fort Worth Cats' first baseman David Bergin, who led the 2013 United League season in RBI and home runs, was sold to the Colorado Rockies Wednesday morning.

Bergin, 23, hit .310 in 73 games as a member of the Cats. The right-hander finished the season with 19 home runs and 66 RBI. In the ULB postseason, Bergin was intentionally walked nine times in just five games and had one home run.

Bergin joins the Asheville Tourists, based in Asheville, North Carolina. They play in the Class A South Atlantic League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 1994. The Tourists have 11 games left in their season.

Bergin began his professional baseball career in 2011 with the Johnson City Cardinals after being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals after attending Tennessee Wesleyan College. The Tampa, Florida native has professional career marks of a .307 batting average, 25 home runs, and 95 RBI in just 115 games.

The Fort Worth Cats made it to the final game of the United League championship before ultimately losing in extra innings. Bergin played a crucial role in the Cats' successful season and gained the attention from MLB scouts with his power hitting and prowess at first base.

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