Current News

BLEVINS RETURNS TO LONG ISLAND; VANCE SIGNED BY DIAMONDBACKS

Two-time Atlantic League champion re-signs with Ducks; Reliever signing with MLB

(Central Islip, N.Y., March 2, 2015) – The three-time Atlantic League champion Long Island Ducks today announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Bobby Blevins. He returns for his fourth consecutive season with the Ducks. In additional transactions, pitcher Kevin Vance has been signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks, while Brett Lorin, a staple of the 2014 Ducks bullpen, has retired and been placed on the club's reserve/retired list.

“Bobby put together an outstanding season in 2014 and we're excited to have him back,” says Ducks president and general manager Michael Pfaff. “At the same time we wish Kevin and Brett the best of luck.”

Blevins spent the entire 2014 season with the Ducks and posted career best numbers in earned run average (2.95), games started (27), innings pitched (189.1) and strikeouts (119). He finished the year ranked second in the Atlantic League in innings pitched and complete games (3), third in ERA and games started, and sixth in strikeouts. The righty compiled a 9-5 record and walked just 32 batters all year. In addition, he was named the Atlantic League’s Pitcher of the Month for August after going 4-0 and posting league best totals in ERA (1.10) and innings pitched (49).

The 30-year-old first joined the Ducks in August of 2012 and went 1-0 with a 2.42 ERA in six games (four starts). He followed that up by posting a 3.75 ERA in two postseason starts, helping the Ducks to an Atlantic League championship. The Briarcliff, N.Y. resident rejoined the Ducks in September of 2013, went 1-1 with a 4.84 ERA in two regular season starts and tossed eight innings of one-run ball in the postseason en route to a second league title. In 35 games (33 starts) with the Ducks, Blevins is 11-6 with a 3.00 ERA and 145 strikeouts to just 44 walks. The Lemoyne College alum was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 13th round of the 2007 amateur draft.

Lorin retires after posting a 2.77 ERA in 53 appearances for the Ducks in 2014 and reached the Triple-A level with Reno in 2013.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

###

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

Browse by Month »

December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012