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RailCats Sign Former Tigers Prospect Havrilak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (August 19, 2017)
Contact: Austin Anderson
219-882-BALL Ext. 229

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The Gary SouthShore RailCats have announced the signing of outfielder Joey Havrilak on Saturday. The 25-year-old most recently played in 2016 with the Detroit Tigers organization as he split time with Class A West Michigan and Short-Season A Connecticut where he recorded a .269 batting average with three home runs and 34 RBI. The Washington, PA native was selected in the 18th round of the 2015 MLB draft out of the University of Akron.

In a corresponding move, the RailCats have moved left-handed reliever Andy Roberts from the disabled list to the inactive list. Roberts is in his third season with Gary and has made four appearances in 2017 after re-signing with Gary on August 3. He has a 1-1 record while striking out three in 6.2 innings of work.

Gary continues their three-game series vs. Kansas City on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. Alex Gunn (7-4, 3.66) make his league-high-tying 21st start of the year for the RailCats while the T-Bones counter with right-hander Luis Paula (4-2, 3.55) in the middle game of the series.

Gary returns home to U.S. Steel Yard on Friday, August 25th, for a three-game series vs. Kansas City at 7:10 p.m. Friday’s game is Stand Up to Cancer Night, features a Hat Giveaway and is another Fireworks Friday. The first 1,000 fans receive a hat, courtesy of Methodist Hospitals, while Fireworks and Stand Up to Cancer Night are presented by Fifth Third Bank.

Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) and online at Fans can purchase tickets for RailCats home games by calling (219) 882-BALL or online at The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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