Frederic adds pair of pitchers
Frederick, MD – March 10, 2023 – The new soon-to-be-named Frederick Atlantic League Professional Baseball (ALPB) Club is excited to announce the signings of two right-handed pitchers, Edgar Garcia and Andrew Johnston. Both players will bring a depth of experience to the pitching staff.
Garcia has played parts of three seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Philadelphia Phillies (2019), Tampa Bay Rays (2020), Cincinnati Reds (2021) and Minnesota Twins (2021). He made his MLB debut at age 22 on May 6, 2019, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Garcia has made appearances in 52 MLB games and over 200 appearances in minor league games during his career.
“It’s rare to see a talent like Edgar, who is only 26 years old and has MLB experience in parts of three seasons. We believe Edgar can develop his talent in Frederick and in the short time get another opportunity with a MLB club,” said Manager, Mark Minicozzi.
Johnston was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 26th round of the MLB June Amateur Player Draft in 2003 from Jefferson College but decided to remain in college. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 9th round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Player Draft from the University of Missouri. Johnston has played as high as AAA with the Rockies. He has been a workhorse in Atlantic League bullpens over the span of seven seasons with 40+ appearances per season. He has compiled 138 career professional saves in his 15-year career.
“Andrew is a veteran who provides high character, great leadership and a wealth of experience to our bullpen,” said Minicozzi.
Season tickets for the 2023 season are now on sale. For more information or to shop the Frederick Club team store visit https://frederickatlanticleague.com.
About Attain Sports and Entertainment
Based in McLean, Va., Attain Sports and Entertainment owns and manages the Baltimore Orioles Double-A affiliate Bowie (MD) Baysox, the MLB Draft League Frederick (MD) Keys, and a yet to be named Atlantic League baseball team based in Frederick, Maryland. The company was formed in 2021 to present sports as affordable family-friendly entertainment with a commitment to community engagement, customer service, innovation, and the professional growth and development of its employees. For more information, visit www.attainse.com.
About the Frederick Atlantic League Team
The yet to be named Frederick Baseball Team is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. With its inaugural season in 2023, the team plays its home games at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, Maryland. The club will open its 2023 season on the road against the Gastonia Honey Hunters on Friday, April 28. The home opener at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium will be on Tuesday, May 2 against the Lexington Legends. Season and group tickets are now available for the 2023 season. For more information, please call 301.815.9900 or visit us online at www.frederickatlanticleague.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.
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