Railroaders add two bats to roster

06/21/2017 9:25 PM -

CLEBURNE, Texas -- The Railroaders announced the signings of Fernelys Sanchez and James Land on Wednesday.

Sanchez -- who hasn’t recorded a statistic since 2014 -- was picked up on a minor-league deal with the Washington Nationals during Spring Training in 2017, but was ultimately released.

Sanchez was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of George Washington HS in New York, NY.

The right-fielder played three years from 2012-2014 at the rookie level in the Braves organization, and compiled a career .233 average with five home runs and 41 RBI in 117 games. His best season came in 2014 -- his third year -- when he slashed .262/.342/.390 in 54 games with the Danville Braves, and he stole 19 bases in 117 games.

Land -- who will make his professional baseball debut -- just finished four years at William Carey University. He just finished his senior year, where he hit .381 with 21 homers and 74 RBI for the Crusaders out of Hattiesburg, MS.

To make room for the newcomers, Alex Polston was placed on the DL with a right hamstring strain.

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