The Kansas City T-Bones have signed pitcher Jordan Cooper to a contract for the 2016 season.
Cooper, 27 (05-10-89), is a 6-foot-2 and 190-pound right hander from Topeka, Kan. He has spent the first six-plus seasons of his professional career in the Cleveland Indians’ organization, including three appearances this season at triple-A Columbus. In those three appearances, all in relief, Cooper was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA. In 3 innings, he gave up three hits and one run, while striking out two and walking one.
Cleveland selected Cooper in the ninth round of the 2010 June MLB Amateur Draft out of Wichita State University. In six-plus professional seasons, Cooper is 33-38 with a 4.18 ERA in 157 games (74 starts). He has 376 career strikeouts and 187 walks.
Cooper is scheduled to start Monday night’s game for Kansas City against Lincoln at 7:05 p.m. at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.
Additionally, the T-Bones traded pitcher Richard Castillo-Diaz to Gary SouthShore in exchange for future considerations. Castillo-Diaz had yet to make an appearance for Kansas City during the regular season.
– Story from T-Bones