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Pelicans Add Former Arizona Diamondback

April 17, 2007 - American Association (AA) - Pensacola Pelicans News Release

The Pensacola Pelicans announced today the signing of former Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Mike DeCarlo.

DeCarlo joins the Pelicans after spending spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Last Season the 6'1, 215-pound catcher batted .253 with 5 homeruns and 21 RBI's for Yakima in the Northwest League. DeCarlo's .360 OBP and .411 slugging percentage were both second best on the team.

"Our reports from Major League scouts are that Mike has average major league 'catch and throw' skills," Pelicans Manager Mac Seibert said. "He's a player that will bring leadership and stability to a position that most requires it."

DeCarlo was a member of the Colonial Athletic Conference 2005 All-Star team while playing at The College of William and Mary. He led the team in average, (.356) RBI, (61) and homeruns (17).

The Pelicans open spring training on April 27 at Gulf Breeze High School. The Season begins May 10th against the Lincoln SaltDogs. For tickets and promotional information visit www.pensacolapelicans.com or call (850)934-8444.

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