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Minor, Liguori Return to RailCats

February 16, 2018 - American Association (AA) - Gary SouthShore Railcats News Release

GARY, Ind. - The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the re-signings of right-handed pitcher Daniel Minor and left-handed pitcher Lars Liguori earlier in the week.

Minor went 3-1 with a 1.47 ERA in seven games (six starts) with Gary after being traded from the Winnipeg Goldeyes to the RailCats on Aug. 10 in exchange for right-handed pitcher Charle Rosario. The RailCats also received left-handed pitcher Onas Farfan, infielder/outfielder Mitch Glasser, infielder Luis Diaz and cash from the Goldeyes later on to complete the trade between the two teams.

Minor didn't allow a run in his first two appearances with Gary (11.2 innings) and matched a career-high 12 strikeouts on Aug. 28 at Sioux Falls. In 20.2 innings, the right-hander walked just four batters and struck out 24.

Minor began his professional baseball career in 2012 after being selected by the Houston Astros in the 12th round of the MLB Draft out of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A native of Dripping Springs, Texas, Minor spent four years in the Astros minor league system, reaching as high as Double-A Corpus Christi.

Liguori returns to Gary in 2018 after finishing 1-1 with a 2.60 ERA in 19 relief appearances with the RailCats in 2016. Last year, Liguori pitched for the team's sister club, Schaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League. The southpaw recorded a career-high nine wins, 82 strikeouts, 99.1 innings pitched and 17 starts.

A native of Scottsdale, Ariz., Liguori began his professional baseball career in 2014 with the Brownsville Charros of the United Baseball League. Liguori went 0-2 with two complete games, a save and a 2.98 ERA in eight games (five starts) with the Charros before signing with the Sioux City Explorers later in the season. In nine games (eight starts) with the Explorers, Liguori posted a 2-4 record and 6.36 ERA.

In 2015, Liguori pitched for the Roswell Invaders of the Pecos League. In seven games (five starts), the southpaw went 4-1 with two complete games and two saves. Liguori struck out 33 hitters in 38.1 innings and allowed just 32 hits and 19 walks in his second year of professional baseball.

The Gary SouthShore RailCats open the 2018 season at U.S. Steel Yard on Friday, May 18th vs. the St. Paul Saints. Ticket packages for the 2018 Gary SouthShore RailCats season are available online at railcatsbaseball.com and can also be purchased by calling the RailCats ticket line at (219) 882-BALL. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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