NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Bees have added yet another piece to add to their pitching staff, but the latest signing brings a familiar face back to Connecticut - one with Major League talent.
The team announced the signing of pitcher Evan Scribner, who graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2007. This is his first season in the Atlantic League, but 12th in professional baseball.
Scribner spent parts of seven seasons in Major League Baseball, making his debut in 2011 with the San Diego Padres. He also played for the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners.
In total, the right-hander made 145 appearances between the three clubs, compiling a 5-4 record with a 4.15 ERA. He also struck out 155 batters in 169 innings.
Scribner was originally drafted in the 28th round of the 2007 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He spent two years in Arizona’s system before being traded to the Padres for Tony Clark.
Scribner had a successful minor league career. In 323 appearances, he threw 419.1 innings, posted a 29-21 record and tallied 84 saves. He had a career 2.85 ERA and struck out 524 batters.
Tyler Roaix can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org