Rockers catcher will report to Double-A Richmond
(High Point, N.C., June 11, 2019) - For the fifth time this season, the High Point Rockers have had one of their player’s contracts purchased. This time around it was the San Francisco Giants, who have purchased catcher Brett Austin’s contract. Austin, a switch hitting catcher, will report to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Double-A affiliate of the Giants.
The Matthews, North Carolina native, and former NC State catcher, led the Rockers with a .979 OPS and was third on the team in batting average at .321. Austin drove in 18 runs and hit four home runs during his time in High Point.
This marks the third contract purchased in the last fourteen days for the Rockers. The High Point Rockers loved having Brett be a part of our inaugural season and wish him all the best in his journey.
About High Point Baseball, Inc
High Point Baseball aka the High Point Rockers will begin their inaugural season in the Atlantic League in 2019 with their home opener schedule for May 2, in a brand new approximately $36M downtown ballpark named BB&T Point. Expected to enhance the rich baseball history in North Carolina, High Point Baseball is part of the fastest growing family sport in America. High Point Baseball is committed to providing superior customer service and quality, affordable family entertainment experiences for the Triad of North Carolina. Look for exciting upcoming announcements, including the team mascot. In addition, season ticket deposits are currently being accepted, while corporate partnerships are currently being crafted.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history.
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