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RailCats add depth to pitching staff with signing of Chavez

08/15/2017 3:24 PM -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2017
Contact: Jared Shlensky
jshlensky@railcatsbaseball.com

GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Kyle Chavez before Tuesday’s game vs. the Sioux Falls Canaries. Chavez previously pitched for the Puerto Rico Islanders of the Empire League, going 2-1 with a 2.66 ERA in two starts.

Before beginning his professional baseball career with the Islanders, Chavez pitched at Talladega College (Ala.) in the spring. The right-handed sidewinder was named a First Team NAIA All-American after going 13-5 with a 2.58 ERA during his senior season. Chavez led the Tornadoes in games (21), starts (17), complete games (six), shutouts (one), innings pitched (118.1) and strikeouts (113). 

Gary returns home to U.S. Steel Yard on Tuesday, August 15th for a three-game series vs. the Sioux Falls Canaries. Southpaw Alex Gunn (7-4, 3.78) makes his league-high-tying 20th start of the year while Sioux Falls sends right-hander Troy Marks (3-7, 5.21) in the opening game of the series.

Tuesday’s game is another CHN and Taco Tuesday. Visit your local NW Indiana Community HealthNet location for a complimentary reserved seat ticket to every CHN Tuesday game, and don’t forget about our $2 beef tacos specials.

Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) 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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