Marcus Crescentini Returns to Kansas City Staff
KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The Kansas City T-Bones announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Marcus Crescentini for the 2019 season.
Marcus Crescentini returns to Kansas City where he was part of the 2018 American Association Championship club. In 27.2 innings of relief work, Crescentini posted a 1.32 ERA in 25 appearances out of the T-Bones pen. He would punch out 36 via the strike out and go 5-0 with one save for KC. His five wins in relief led all relievers on the club, and he was the game four winner on September 15th when the T-Bones clinched the American Association title with a 5-3 win over St. Paul. He would work 5.1 scoreless playoff innings with seven strike outs in four games for Kansas City in 2018. Crescentini would allow just two earned runs over his last 11 appearances, covering 14 innings to close out the season.
The right-hander was signed on July 4, 2018 after he opened the 2018 season with A(Adv) Jupiter in the Florida State League. While with the Hammerheads, he appeared in two games, working two innings of relief with a 4.50 ERA. The Florida native started 2018 with AA Jacksonville in the Southern League. With the Jumbo Shrimp, he appeared in 23 games, working 25.1 innings with a 3.91 ERA and 24 strikeouts.
He started 2017 with the Grasshoppers, going 2-0 with a 1.03 ERA in 20 games. After his tenure in the South Atlantic League, he moved on to A(Adv) Jupiter in the Florida State League. He pitched 16.1 innings in 13 games with a 2.20 ERA and 21 strikeouts for the Hammerheads.
Crescentini began his professional career with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2015. After being drafted in the 26th round, he would pitch 24 games in the Pioneer Rookie League, posting a 7.43 ERA in 26.2 innings with 42 strike outs. In 2016 he split time with 3 different organizations. Crescentini started the year playing for Great Lake in the Midwest League. With the Loons, he played in 16 games with an 0-2 record and a 7.71 ERA. After the Loons released him, the Miami Marlins organization picked him up. Next, he had a short four-game stay with Batavia in the New York-Penn League. While with the Muckdogs, he pitched 4 innings with a 2.25 ERA. He finished out 2016 playing for A(full) Greensboro of the South Atlantic League. While with the Grasshoppers, he pitched in 20 games, tossing 30.1 innings with a 2-3 record and a 1.48 ERA.
Full and half-season 2019 ticket packages, as well as mini plans, are on sale now online by calling (913) 328-5618 or by visiting the T-Bones Stadium offices. Group ticket sales are also on sale now! Wyandotte County residents will be able to purchase individual game tickets beginning Tuesday, March 19th at 10:00am and the General Public on Thursday, March 21st! Opening day for the T-Bones is set for Friday May 17th at T-Bones Stadium when the T-Bones host the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks to open the 2019 season.
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By Dan Vaughn