August 28, 2008 August 28, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
CAMDEN, NJ – (PR) The Camden Riversharks announced some changing in the guard Tuesday night with the signings of pitcher Ben Davis and infielder Michael Thompson and the release of former major leaguer Damian Jackson.
Davis, 30, has eight years of major league experience, but Sharks fans know him best for his stop in Camden last season. Davis was the Sharks starting catcher last season before being picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He went to spring training with the Baltimore Orioles this season before being released from Double-A Bowie. Hes back in Camden as a right handed reliever.
Thompson, 23, joins the Sharks after three years in Class-A with the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals. In the past, hes been slotted primarily at third base with limited time at first and second. Hes a career .228 hitter through 233 games.
Jackson, 35, hit .205 through 23 total games between the Ducks and Sharks. He, too, played the majority of his games at third but committed seven errors. – MA