It was announced Tuesday morning that former Blue Crabs reliever, Kevin Munson has signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners.
Munson is the third 2019 Blue Crabs player to be signed by an MLB organization this offseason, joining James Dykstra (Toronto Blue Jays), and Charlie Valerio (San Diego Padres). Munson, who turned 31 last week will return to affiliated ball for the first time since 2016.
The right-hander was a Mid-Season All-Star in 2019, and a member of a Blue Crabs bullpen that posted the best ERA in the Atlantic League in the second half of the season. The former fourth round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks spends his offseason giving baseball lessons under the name “Munnyball Baseball”, and reported to the Mariners facilities on Tuesday morning.
“2019 in Southern Maryland was a great place to continue my career. The booster club, fans, and organization did a great job of making it feel like home for my wife and me. The seafood, golf, and gym sessions with Joe Walsh will be missed! Thank you #CrustaceanNation!”, said Munson.
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs – The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs are set to kick off their 13th season of baseball on April 30th in High Point, North Carolina, with their home opener on May 8th at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.
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 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.