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RailCats sign Fabio to first pro contract; activate Fowler from DL

07/18/2017 1:39 PM -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2017
Contact: Jared Shlensky
jshlensky@railcatsbaseball.com

GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of infielder Cole Fabio on Tuesday afternoon and activated left-handed pitcher Jack Fowler from the seven-day disabled list retroactive to July 11th. The RailCats also placed right-hander pitcher Marshall Pautsch on Irrevocable Waivers and traded left-handed pitcher Braulio Torres-Perez to the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League for a player to be named later.

Fabio hit .280 with two home runs, 23 RBIs, 13 doubles, 53 runs, 19 stolen bases and a team-high 43 walks as a senior in 2017 at Bryant University. Fabio was named Second Team All-NEC this spring and graduated from Bryant University as the school’s Division I career leader in runs (172), walks (127) and stolen bases (64).

Fowler went 0-1 with three holds and a 4.70 ERA in 16 relief outings before being placed on the disabled list with a tired left arm. Fowler last pitched on July 9th and tossed 10.2 straight scoreless innings of relief from June 14th – July 3rd.

Pautsch went 1-0 with a 3.15 ERA in four starts with Gary after signing his first professional contract with the RailCats on July 3rd. Pautsch recorded his first pro win on Sunday, July 16th in the series finale against Salina after allowing four runs (three earned) in a career-high seven innings pitched.

Torres-Perez went 5-3 with a 5.57 ERA in 15 games (10 starts) for the RailCats. Torres-Perez was named the American Association “Pointstreak” Pitcher of the Week for week ending on June 25th after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts (13 IP, 1 R/0 ER, 6 H, 5 BB, 10 K).

Gary begins a six-game homestand on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. vs. the Cleburune RailRoaders. Two-time All-Star Charle Rosario (7-4, 3.21) opposes Cleburne’s Jorge Martinez (2-5, 4.21) in the 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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