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Caligiuri Back In Bridgeport: (PR) The Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced today they have agreed to terms with infielder Jay Caligiuri, their first player named for the 2008 season. Caligiuri will be returning for his second season with the Bluefish.

Caligiuri, 27, led the Bluefish in multiple offensive categories in 2007 including batting average (.320), on-base percentage (.414) and doubles (33). He also ranked second in home runs (14) and RBIs (78). Being versatile on the defensive side of the ball he played every position on the field beside center field, pitcher, and catcher. He was also named to the All-Atlantic League All-Star team at the end of the season finishing 4th in the league in on-base percentage and doubles as well as 5th in batting average.

Caligiuri was a 13th round draft choice by the Mets in 2001 as a first baseman, bouncing around their minor league system until 2006. He reached career highs last season in doubles, RBIs, runs (79) and hits (126).

“We’re excited to have Jay back with the ball club for this coming season,” said General Manager Todd Marlin. “What he does both on the field and off in the community is an integral part of our organization.”

Pats Ink Two: The Three-Time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots have announced the re-signing of right-handed pitcher Casey Cahill and the signing of infielder David Housel.

Cahill was 4-0 with a 3.65 ERA, a save, and 26 strikeouts in 44.1 innings in 31 games for Somerset last season. He split the 2007 season between the Patriots and the Road Warriors.

Cahill posted an 11-0 record and a 0.44 earned-run average as an Immaculata High School senior in 2000. He allowed four runs and struck out 109 batters in 63 innings to cap a career that included a school-record 28 wins.

Cahill has experience in the Baltimore Orioles organization, including time at the Triple-A level. He has a minor league career 17-13 record with a 3.95 ERA, and 232 strikeouts in 205 games pitched.

Cahill, a New Brunswick native, was drafted in the 10th round of the 2000 draft by the Orioles.

Housel spent the 2007 season with the Road Warriors and hit .250 with 95 hits, 18 doubles, three triples, nine home runs, and 42 RBI in 104 games.

He split the 2006 season in the Atlantic League between the Atlantic City Surf and the Road Warriors.

Housel has experience in the New York Mets organization, reaching Single-A with the club.

Housel went to high school at West Morris Central and college at the County College of Morris.

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1. Catmandy (Sheryl) - March 5, 2008

Yay!

2. Jeff - March 5, 2008

rose and Navarette resign wit hteh Ducks


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