Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ducks Re-Sign Zimmerman, Also Ink Lyman And Sing

The Long Island Ducks announced that they have signed pitchers Bob Zimmerman and Jeff Lyman, as well as infielder Brandon Sing for the 2012 season.

Zimmerman returns for his second season with the Ducks. Last season, Zimmerman was used mostly out of the bullpen but did a see a few spot starts towards the end of the season. He finished the season with a 2-2 record and a 4.41 ERA in 67.1 innings pitched.

Jeff Lyman was originally drafted the Atlanta Braves in the 2nd round (77th overall) of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft. He's played in Atlanta Braves, Oakland A's, and St. Louis Cardinals organizations. He has experience at the Triple-A level with the Atlanta Braves organization in 2009 and 2010.

Brandon Sing was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 20th round (620th overall) of the 1999 MLB Amateur Draft. He played eight seasons in the Cubs organization. He had his best season in 2004 with Dayton(A+), when he hit 32 home runs with 92 home runs and .270 batting average. In 2008, Sing joined the Pensacola Pelicans of the American Association and hit .278 with 22 home runs and 86 RBI. He came to the Atlantic League in 2009 with Bridgeport and continued his success by hitting .305 with 23 home runs and 94 RBI.  Sing was a member of the Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants of the American Association the last two seasons. He has a combined .309 batting average with 96 home runs and 323 RBI in his independent career (4 seasons).

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