08/18/2019 4:18 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Aug. 18, 2019) – The Cleburne Railroaders added another young arm to the pitching staff on Sunday, announcing the signing of right-hander Garrett Alexander.
To make room on the roster, the Railroaders have placed right-handed pitcher D.J. Sharabi on the Inactive List. Sharabi has been selected to play for Team Israel in the upcoming Olympic Qualifier in Germany.
Alexander is a true rookie who will be making his professional debut with the Railroaders. Most recently, the native of Spring, Texas has been pitching for the Swift Current 57’s in the Western Canadian Baseball League. Earlier this year, Alexander wrapped up his collegiate career at Texas A&M-Kingsville, making 21 appearances and finishing 1-2 with a 2.91 ERA. In 34.0 innings, he struck out 49 and issued only 15 walks, earning Honorable Mention All-Lone Star Conference for his efforts.
As a junior in 2018, Alexander helped the Javelinas reach the Division-II College World Series, appearing 11 times out of the bullpen with a 5.40 ERA. The 23-year old began his collegiate career with parts of three years at Blinn College, including a redshirt year in 2016. He appeared in 18 total games for Blinn, finishing 0-1 with a combined ERA of 8.53.
The 6’6 right-hander was selected First Team All-Texas Collegiate League while playing for the Victoria Generals in the summer of 2018.
The Railroaders open a three-game series against the Sioux Falls Canaries on Sunday night. First pitch of the series opener is scheduled for 6:05 PM.
For information on partnerships, season tickets, group outings, and party packages, call the Railroaders main office at (817) 945-8705, or visit the Railroaders official website at www.railroaderbaseball.com.
Photo Credit: Ryan Smith/Texas A&M-Kingsville
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