Bridgeport, CT - The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced the team has agreed to terms with pitchers Josh Butler and Adam Carr. Butler and Carr will both make their Atlantic League debuts.
“These two pitchers are both great additions to this team,” says Bluefish manager Willie Upshaw. “Josh is a veteran starter with experience at the Major League level, while Adam will play a vital role in our bullpen.”
Butler joins the Bluefish for during his eighth season of professional baseball. Last year he split time between three minor league levels of the Milwaukee Brewers organization. In 14 combined appearances (six starts) the former Major Leaguer posted a 4.45 ERA and recorded 17 strikeouts in 32.1 innings pitched. The 28-year-old began his professional career with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2006 after being selected in the second round of the amateur draft. After two seasons with the Rays organization he was traded to the Brewers for outfielder Gabe Gross. In 2009, he ascended the ranks quickly by making the jump from Single-A all the way up to the Major Leagues. In 24 combined minor league contests, the righthander collected a 9-3 record with a 2.97 ERA and 96 punchouts en route to his big league debut. He finished the season with Milwaukee, appearing in three games for the Brew Crew. Josh owns a 37-37 career record in the minors with a 4.38 ERA and 448 strikeouts over the course of 138 games (125 starts).
Carr makes his Park City debut during his eighth season of professional baseball. Last year as a member of Single-A Potomac of the Washington Nationals organization, he appeared in 19 games, posting a 4.15 ERA in 30.1 innings of work. The 28-year-old has spent his entire professional career with the Nationals affiliates, reaching as high as the Triple-A level in 2010 and ’11. He has recorded three seasons of 10+ saves and has closed out 45 total contests. The righthander owns a 22-21 record in 236 career appearances with a 4.36 ERA and 297 strikeouts.
The Bridgeport Bluefish Professional Baseball Club, a charter team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, plays its home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, located off Exit 27 of I-95 on the corner of Broad Street and South Frontage Road in Bridgeport. 2013 season tickets, ticket plans, and group outings are available by calling 203-345-4800. Visit the Bluefish online at www.bridgeportbluefish.com.