Kansas City T-Bones Talk: April Update
It has been a very quiet month for the Kansas City T-Bones. With a majority of their roster positions filled for this upcoming American Association season the team made just two moves last month, feeling that their club is nearly ready as is. This is not overconfidence by any stretch of the imagination. The T-Bones are a club that has put together a great group and they are ready to compete in the Central Division this season.
On March 12, the club signed INF James Boddicker. James is the son of former Baltimore Orioles great Mike Boddicker, and will be appearing in his first professional season this year. The younger Boddicker was a star infielder with the Utah Utes and is a local kid, playing high school baseball in Overland Park, Kansas.
On April 9, LHP Blake Holovach was inked to a deal by the T-Bones. The lefty has played three seasons of professional ball, all with the Seattle Mariners organization. Last year he split time between Everett, the club’s Low-A team, and Clinton, their Mid-A level club. Combined he was 7-7 with a 3.76 ERA in 30 appearances, 14 of which were starts.
In his three professional seasons Holovach has a career ERA of 4.31 to go along with a 12-18 record and a save. He has shown the ability to improve on his pitching, dropping his walks per nine inning average to 3.1 in 2014 after posting a 5.1 average in 2013.
By Robert Pannier