Bridgeport, CT - The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced the signings of pitcher Rommie Lewis, infielder Eddie Rogers, and catcher Michael Moras. Lewis will make his Bluefish debut, while Rogers and Moras will enjoy their second tour in the Park City.
“These are all excellent additions to the team,” says Bluefish manager Willie Upshaw. “We’re pleased to have Eddie and Michael back in a Bluefish uniform, as they have both contributed to this club in the past and Rommie gives us a solid lefthanded option in the bullpen.”
Lewis will make his Atlantic League debut with the Bluefish during his 11th season of professional baseball. The lefthander began the 2011 campaign with Triple-A Las Vegas (Blue Jays) of the International League before receiving a call to the Majors with the Toronto Blue Jays. He would finish the season with the Jays, appearing in six games and recording five strikeouts. The 29-year-old made his first appearance in ‘The Show’ with the Blue Jays in 2010, logging 18.2 innings pitched. He has appeared in 20 career Major League games, striking out 20 batters in 23.2 innings of work. Rommie was originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth round of the 2001 amateur draft. He spent seven seasons in the Orioles organization before being signed by Toronto in 2009 and reporting to Double-A New Hampshire of the Eastern League. In 364 career minor league appearances, the hurler owns a 4.17 ERA with 42 saves and 564 strikeouts in 673.1 innings pitched.
Rogers joins the ‘Fish for his 14th year of professional baseball and second in the Atlantic League. He played 33 games for the Bluefish in 2009, posting a .299 batting average in 127 at-bats, while collecting eight extra-base hits, 12 RBI and five stolen bases. Following his impressive performance, the infielder had his contract purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks and reported to Triple-A Reno of the Pacific Coast League. He spent two seasons with Reno and recorded a personal-best 59 RBI in 2010 with a .282 batting average and 35 extra-base hits. The 33-year-old made his big league debut in 2002 for the Baltimore Orioles. He spent parts of three seasons in the Majors, getting the call again in 2005 and tasting big league action for a final time the following season with Baltimore. The infielder’s best season came in 2002 when he batted .261 with 57 RBI and set career-highs in home runs (11) and extra-base hits (39) for Bowie (AA, Orioles) of the Eastern League. Eddie was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Baltimore Orioles on November 7, 1997.
Moras returns to the Park City during his second year in the Atlantic League and fifth of professional baseball. The backstop recorded his best season as a professional in 2011 with the Bluefish, batting .308 and posting career-highs with 45 games played, 130 at-bats, 19 runs scored, 40 hits, six doubles and three home runs. The 26-year-old began his professional career as a member of Kingsport (A, Mets) of the Appalachian League and reached as high as Double-A with Binghamton of the Eastern League. The Connecticut-native has appeared in 122 career minor league games and has recorded a .272 batting average with 46 RBI and 53 runs scored. Michael was drafted by the New York Mets in the 20th round of the 2008 amateur draft.