Thursday, October 18, 2012

Canberra Cavalry Re-Sign Brian Burgamy

Burgamy, 31, dominated almost every batting statistic in his inaugural ABL season and set a new league record batting average of .409.

He also led the league in runs scored (41), hits (67), total bases (111) and walks (34), and was third in home runs (12) and fifth in runs batted in (34).

It means the Cavalry now has their two offensive stars from the 2011-12 campaign back at the plate again, with Kody Hightower already in Canberra preparing for the upcoming season.

The Cavs have been in constant contact with Burgamy since he returned to the USA, with negotiations ramping up about six weeks ago.

Cavalry general manager Thom Carter said Burgamy's return also helped build continuity for the fledgling club, instead of just having minor league players fly-in from the USA for one season.

"Brian Burgamy is a huge boost to anybody's offence," he told The Canberra Times. "The guy set records here last year for batting average and led the league in just about every offensive category and is a clutch hitter.

"He's just going to increase our [offensive] output, along with other players we've signed and brought across.
"We think we're going to have one heck of an offence this year."

Burgamy and Hightower aren't the only Cavalry players returning from last season.

Canberra products Hayden Beard, Steven Kent, Kyle Perkins and Ben Warner are also on the roster, while pitcher Brian Grening will be the No.1 starting pitcher.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Steve Fox, Adrian Martin and Jon Velasquez Traded For...Themselves

September 25, 2012
New Jersey: Acquired RHP Steve Fox from Camden (Atlantic League) to complete the September 14 trade between the two clubs
Newark: Acquired RHP Mike Ness from Bridgeport (Atlantic League) to complete the earlier trade betweent he two clubs
Rockland: Acquired RHP Adrian Martin and RHP Jonathan Velasquez from Camden (Atlantic League) to complete the September 17 trade between the two clubs

September 17, 2012
Rockland: Traded RHP Adrian Martin and RHP Jonathan Velasquez to Camden (Atlantic League) in exchange for two (2) players to be named later

September 14, 2012
New Jersey: Traded RHP Steve Fox to Camden (Atlantic League) in exchange for a player to be named later