Bridgeport, CT - The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced the signings of outfielder Brandon Boggs and infielder/outfielder Cody Overbeck. Boggs and Overbeck both join the Bluefish for their Atlantic League debuts.
“Both of these sluggers will be important pieces to our club in 2014,” says Bluefish manager Willie Upshaw. “Brandon is a dual-threat with his defensive prowess and veteran bat, while Cody adds power to our lineup.”
Boggs enters his 11th season of professional baseball. The outfielder split the 2013 campaign in the Triple-A International League with the Rochester Red Wings and Gwinnet Braves. He appeared in 120 combined games, recording a .236 batting average with 19 doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 48 runs scored and 36 RBI. The 31-year-old has played parts of four seasons at the Major League level as a member of the Texas Rangers from 2008-2010 and Milwaukee Brewers in 2011. Brandon had his best big league season as a rookie compiling a .226 batting average with 17 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 41 RBI in 101 games. In 130 career MLB games, he has recorded a .209 batting average with a .315 on base percentage, 18 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 43 RBI.
In 2012, the Georgia native played his only season in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system appearing with their Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis registering a .259 batting average with 24 doubles, nine home runs and 57 RBI in 127 games. The slugger posted his best season as a professional in 2010 posting a .290 batting average with 25 doubles, five triples and 10 home runs in 103 games with the Texas Rangers Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City before being recalled to the Major Leagues in mid-August. In 893 career minor league games, Boggs owns a .258 batting average with 183 doubles, 31 triples, 90 home runs, 413 RBI, 501 runs scored and 74 stolen bases. Brandon was selected by the Texas Rangers in the fourth round of the 2004 amateur draft (111th overall) out of Georgia Tech.
Overbeck joins the Bluefish for his seventh season of professional baseball. He spent the entire 2013 campaign in the Triple-A International League with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. He appeared in 122 games for the Philadelphia Phillies affiliate, recording a .255 batting average with 29 doubles, 19 home runs, 52 runs scored and 65 RBI.
The 27-year-old has played three seasons at the Triple-A level from 2011-2013 in the Phillies farm system after spending the first three years of his professional career with Philadelphia’s Single-A and Double-A teams. Cody had his best minor league season in 2011, compiling a .277 batting average with 17 doubles, 24 home runs and 72 RBI in 130 games combined with Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In 692 career minor league games, the Tennessee native has a .255 batting average with 143 doubles, 105 home runs, 398 RBI, 321 runs scored and 650 hits. Overbeck was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth round of the 2008 amateur draft (286th overall) out of the University of Mississippi.
The Bridgeport Bluefish are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. For further information, call 203-210-BLUE (2583) or visit BridgeportBluefish.com.