Two pitchers for the Sussex County Miners, Alex Demchak and David Rollins, have had their contracts purchased by the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners respectively. They're the second and third players from the Sussex team to have contracts purchased by Major League teams.
Demchak will be reporting to the Red Sox's short-season affiliate, the Lowell Spinners, and Rollins will be joining the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate, the Tacoma Rainiers.
Both players were instrumental in the Miners' success this season. Demchak had a 1.72 ERA and Rollins was the league’s leader in strikeouts.
Congratulations to both men on their accomplishments! It's not every day you get to live out a childhood dream.
Read the story on the Sussex County Miners website.