(May 30, 2007, League City, TX)-The Bay Area Toros announced today the signing of three new players to the roster of the new team in League City. The three new players are all on the active roster for this weekends series with Tarrant County beginning May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Keegan Laycock, a righthanded pitcher from Peru, Indiana, Michael Colvin, a catcher from Dickinson, Texas and Jeremiah Gowey, a righthanded hurler from Sparta, Wisconsin were all added to the Toros avails today. The Toros now have 10 players on the roster that pitch exclusively and 5 others that play a position and could pitch if needed.
With each weekend series in the Continental Baseball League being five games in four days each weekend, a premium will be placed on quality pitching.
"I am really excited about the quality of pitchers that we added today and Mike is really an outstanding defensive catcher who will help make our pitchers better," said Mike Pede, Toros GM. "I think when you look at playing five games in four days every weekend in the hot Texas sun, you had better have quality pitching and a stable of catchers that can get you through those games and these guys are really going to do that. It's a hard business and letting people go (through release) is a difficult part of the game, but we are always trying to get better."
The Toros also announced the release of Brian Green, LHP and Albert Carmona, LHP, neither of which played in a regular season game for the team.
The team will take on the Tarrant County Blue Thunder, managed by former Texas Ranger Curtis Wilkerson, in a weekend series beginning May 31 with single games on Thursday, Friday and Sunday and a split doubleheader at 1:00 and 6:00 on Saturday June 2.