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RHP Jacob Waguespack Named Bisons Opening Day Starter

April 2, 2019 - International League (IL) - Buffalo Bisons News Release

Bisons manager Bobby Meacham has announced that RHP Jacob Waguespack is scheduled to be the Herd's Opening Day starter as the Bisons host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday, April 4 at Sahlen Field (2 p.m.).

Waguespack will be joined by LHP Shawn Morimando, RHP Conor Fisk, RHP Jordan Romano, and RHP David Paulino in the team's rotation to begin the 2019 season.

Waguespack, 25, was acquired by the Blue Jays on July 31, 2018 in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies (LHP Aaron Loup). Two days later, the Prairieville, LA native set a Bisons modern era record for a pitcher in his debut, striking out 12 of his former Lehigh Valley IronPigs teammates. The right hander went on to log back-to-back wins for the Bisons on August 8 and 13. Overall, he made six starts and seven overall appearances for the Herd, with 33 strikeouts over 39.1 innings of work (2-4, 5.03 ERA).

Waguespack originally signed as a free agent with the Phillies organization in 2015, spending parts of his first four seasons in their Minor League system, reaching Triple-A with the Iron Pigs. He recorded his only save of the 2018 season against the Bisons on May 11th.

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