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RailCats sign Barr to first pro contract

07/17/2017 12:10 PM -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2017
Contact: Jared Shlensky
jshlensky@railcatsbaseball.com

GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of first baseman Christopher Barr and placed right-handed pitcher Jamal Wilson on waivers.

Barr batted .210 with seven doubles, 14 RBIs and 18 runs in 45 starts as a senior in 2017 at the University of Miami (Fla.). As a junior, Barr hit .256 with six doubles, three triples and finished second on the team with 14 stolen bases in 61 starts.

Wilson finished without a record and one save in three relief outings with the RailCats. Wilson signed his first professional contract with Gary on July 8th and recorded a hold with a scoreless inning of relief against the Winnipeg Goldeyes in his pro debut.

Gary is idle on Monday before starting a six-game homestand on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. vs. the Cleburune RailRoaders. All-Star Charle Rosario (7-4, 3.21) makes his league-high 15th start for Gary while Cleburne has yet to announce their starter for Tuesday’s series opener.

Tuesday’s game is another CHN and Taco Tuesday at U.S. Steel Yard. Visit NW Indiana Community HealthNet locations for complimentary reserved seat tickets to every CHN Tuesday game and don't miss out on our special $2 beef tacos.

Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9FM) and online at railcatsbaseball.com. Fans can purchase tickets for RailCats home games by calling (219) 882-BALL or online at railcatsbaseball.com. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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