February 25, 2008 February 25, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Hill Returns To Newark: The Newark Bears have re-signed Bobby Hill. The former Chicago Cubs second baseman spent the 2000 campaign with the Bears before agreeing to terms with the team that drafted him. That season he hit .326 with 13 home runs, 82 RBI and 81 stolen bases.
Hill made it to the majors in just two minor league seasons, hitting .253 with 4 home runs and 20 RBI in 2002.
To begin the 2003 season, however, Hill was on the outs. The Cubs traded him to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a package for Kenny Lofton and Aramis Ramirez. Since then, he’s been productive and has hit .262 lifetime in the bigs. A back injury derailed his career though, and he didn’t play at all last season.
This is the Bears first signing of 2008. – Scott Stanchak
Patriots Add Two Pitchers: The Somerset Patriots announced today that they’ve re-signed P Scott Wiggins and agreed to terms with P David Humen.
Wiggins, a former Toronto Blue Jay, went 2-0 with a 3.89 ERA in eight appearances for the Patriots last season.
Humen was the Florida Marlins ninth round draft pick in 2003. A 26-year-old righty, Humen has a career 10-12 record and 3.93 ERA in 126 appearances. Outside of one game in Double-A in 2006, he hasn’t advanced past Single-A.
His walks to strikeout ratio is a little high, and his wild pitch totals are a little concerning as well. Based on numbers and experience alone, he looks like a guy who’s going to have to prove himself in spring training. – Mike Ashmore