01/30/2018 7:34 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2018
GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of veteran catcher Andy Paz on Thursday to his first Independent Professional Baseball contract after spending the last seven seasons in the Oakland Athletics minor league system.
A native of La Habana, Cuba, Paz hit a combined .226 with a double and four RBIs in 16 games between the Arizona League Athletics (Rookie Ball) and Beloit in 2015. As a 21-year-old in 2014, Paz saw action with three of the A’s affiliates — hitting a combined .146 with five doubles, a triple, one home run and 17 RBIs between the AZL A’s, Vermont Lake Monsters (Class-A, Short-Season) of the New York-Penn League and Beloit. Defensively, Paz gunned down 39% (25/64) of attempted basestealers.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats open the 2018 season at U.S. Steel Yard on Friday, May 18th vs. the St. Paul Saints. Ticket packages for the 2018 Gary SouthShore RailCats season are available online at railcatsbaseball.com and can also be purchased by calling the RailCats ticket line at (219) 882-BALL. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A day at U.S. Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun.
U.S. Steel Yard
One Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402