The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have announced the signing of right-handed relief pitcher, Andrew Johnston for the 2019 season.
This St Louis native, Johnston was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 9thround of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft right out of the University of Missouri Columbia. Johnston spent six years in the Rockies organization before making his debut in the Atlantic League in 2013.
Johnston enters his first season with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and seventh in the League. He joined the Road Warriors last season and posted a 3-3 record with a 12 saves and 24 strikeouts over 49.0 innings pitched as a reliever. This came after he spent four years as a relief pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters from 2014 to 2017. Before his time with the Skeeters, Johnston was a relief pitcher for the Camden Riversharks, former team of the Atlantic League.
“We are excited to have Johnston joining us this upcoming year,” said Blue Crabs Manager Stan Cliburn. “Johnston brings some versatility to our pitching staff and he knows this league. He is a true competitor and will bring that passion and energy to the clubhouse this season.”
The team opens the 2019 season on May 3rd at home against the Lancaster Barnstormers. To save your seat at the ballpark for the upcoming season and other team news, visit www.somdbluecrabs.com or call 301-638-9788.