Former Patriot Josh LuekeFormer Patriot Josh Lueke

Former Bat Pat Named to 40 Man Roster

Lueke Named to Mariner's 40 Man Spring Roster

Former SC Patriot Josh Lueke has been named to the 40 man spring training roster for the Seattle Mariner's.  Lueke was named to the 40 man roster in November before the MLB Rule 5 Draft. 

Players who have been in the Minor League system for four or five years (depending on whether they were drafted out of high school or college) can be taken by other teams in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 9 unless they're protected on the 40-man roster.

Lueke posted a 1.86 ERA in 50 games with the Rangers and Mariners organizations last season. (Shawn E. Davis/  He pitched for two seasons for the Patriots in 2005 and '06, winning 14 games with a 1.01 career ERA.  He tallied 141 K's in 134 innings and was a NJCAA All American.
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