(Sugar Land, Texas, March 14, 2019) - The Skeeters today announced that they’ve re-signed former Major League right-hander Dallas Beeler.
Beeler, 29, joined the Skeeters in 2018 and went 8-2 with a 2.29 ERA in 19 games (14 starts). The Jenks, Oklahoma, native was selected to the 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game and was also selected as the Atlantic League’s Pitcher of the Month for June, going 5-0 with a 1.60 ERA in five starts throughout the month.
Beeler was one of 12 Skeeters to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2018, joining the Kansas City Royals on July 6. At the time his contract was purchased, Beeler was second in the league with a 1.99 ERA, tied for first with six wins, first with a .165 opponents’ batting average and fifth with 54 strikeouts. He went on to re-join the Skeeters on July 28.
The Chicago Cubs selected Beeler in the 41st round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Oral Roberts University. He was also selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 37th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Jenks High School (Jenks, Okla.).
Beeler made his Major League debut with the Cubs in 2014 and also appeared with them in ‘15. Through five Major League starts, Beeler is 0-3 with a 6.05 ERA (19.1 IP). Beeler appeared with the Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific Winter League this offseason and went 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA in five starts.
Beeler is set to enter his ninth professional season and has gone 44-38 with a 3.63 ERA and 1.294 WHIP in 154 appearances (131 starts) at the professional level.
The Skeeters, winners of the 2018 Atlantic League Championship, open the 2019 season on April 25 at Constellation Field against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Season tickets and mini plans for the 2019 season are currently available and individual tickets will soon be made available. To purchase season tickets or mini plans, or for more information on ticketing, please visit sugarlandskeeters.com or call the TDECU Ticket Office at 281-240-4487.
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About the Sugar Land Skeeters
The Skeeters play at Constellation Field, a state-of-the-art stadium located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land. The Skeeters are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) and play 140 regular season games. The Skeeters Baseball Foundation promotes youth education and healthy activities lifestyles by providing support to culturally, racially and economically diverse areas of the community. For more information please call 281-240-4487 or visit sugarlandskeeters.com.
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
With eight teams in Texas and the Mid-Atlantic, 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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