Bennett Parry and Jose Cuas Have Contracts Purchased

Left-hander to join Mexican League, righty headed to Diamondbacks organization

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 22, 2019) – The Long Island Ducks today announced the contracts of left-handed pitcher Bennett Parry and right-handed pitcher Jose Cuas have been purchased. Parry will join Pericos de Puebla of the Mexican League, while Cuas heads to the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

“Both Bennett and Jose have done a terrific job for us this season,” said Ducks Manager Wally Backman. “We wish them the best of luck in their new opportunities.”

Parry has made five starts with Long Island this season. He has posted a 1-0 record with a 3.38 ERA and 32 strikeouts to just 12 walks in 26 and two-thirds innings of work. The southpaw has struck out seven or more batters in three consecutive starts and has a pair of quality starts this season. This marks the second time Parry has had his contract purchased during his time with the Ducks. In 2018, the San Diego native went 6-1 with a 2.86 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 14 starts before having his contract purchased by the Chinatrust Brothers of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

Cuas, who has been assigned to the Single-A Hillsboro Hops, has appeared in 10 games with the Ducks this season, allowing a run in just one of those outings. In 12 and two-thirds innings this season, he has given up just one run on five hits and four walks while striking out 16 batters, compiling a 0.71 ERA in the process. The righty has struck out at least one batter in eight of his 12 games and has pitched more than one inning on four occasions. Dating back to last season, Cuas has allowed a run in just one of his past 16 appearances.

Parry and Cuas become the fifth and sixth members of the 2019 Ducks roster to have his contract purchased by a Major League or foreign organization, with Cuas being the fifth to join an MLB club. They join right-hander pitcher Tim Adleman (Detroit Tigers, May 11), infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. (Chicago White Sox, May 7), right-handed pitcher Tim Melville (Colorado Rockies, May 3) and left-handed pitcher Jon Niese (Seattle Mariners, April 25).

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit

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.

For more information, please visit


Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022
August 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015