Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Mark Hamburger. He was acquired in a trade with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association for a player to be named later.
Hamburger enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
Hamburger has Major League service with the Texas Rangers, where he appeared in five games during the 2011 season. He was 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA and six strikeouts that season for Texas.
In addition to his time with the Rangers, Hamburger has experience in the Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres, and Houston Astros organizations, including four seasons of Triple-A service.
Hamburger was 13-6 with a 4.13 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 172 innings pitched for St. Paul earlier this season. He was 12-6 with a 3.86 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 158.2 innings pitched in 2016.
He has a minor league career 3.88 ERA and 426 strikeouts over 486.2 innings pitched in 282 games.
To make room for Hamburger, the Somerset Patriots have released right-handed pitcher Jerome Williams.
Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford, which includes the team’s 20th Anniversary and the upcoming Playoffs, are on sale now. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.