Former Patriot hurler, Kyle Medley signed a professional contract with the Shreveport-Bossier Captains of the American Association. The American Association is a independent professional baseball league for former professional players and free agents. Medley played for the Patriots in 2006 and 2007. He signed with Belhaven College in Jackson, MS where he set school records for saves and was named NAIA All-American.
"We are excited for Kyle," commented Patriot Skipper Luther Bramblett. "Has has worked hard for the shot and was here all spring working out. We wish him the best and hope he continues to climb the professional ladder."
Medley joins three other former Patriots that are currently playing independent professional baseball. Paul David Patterson and Jareck West are playing in the Frontier League and Kyle Wells is playing in the Continental League. Patterson was released from the Yankee organization and West was released from the Oakland A's. West is in his second year with the Gateway Grizzles and Patterson is in his first year with the River City Rascals and Wells is in his third year.
Medley's signing makes the tenth Patriot or former Patriot to sign a professional contract that played for Bramblett. 14 Patriots have signed with or have been drafted by professional organizations have worn the Patriot uniform.
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