Saturday, December 22, 2012

Reds sign 7-foot pitcher from Netherlands


Move over, Logan Ondrusek, you are no longer the tallest pitcher in the Cincinnati organization.

The Reds have reportedly signed 7-foot-1 right-hander Loek van Mil, according to Baseball America editor Matt Eddy.

The 28-year old native of the Netherlands finished the 2012 campaign pitching with the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Mill split time in the minor leagues with both the Indians and Los Angeles Angels in 2012 where he combined to post a 3.20 ERA and 1.253 WHIP in 64.2 innings pitched (41g).

He spent 2006-2010 in the Minnesota Twins lower-level farm system.

Eddy's report appears to be confirmed by the transactions list on the club's official website.

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