The Long Island Ducks announced that they have signed 2011 Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year, Mike Loree for the 2012 season.
Loree was lights out for the Ducks in 2011, posting a 14-5 record with a 1.98 ERA, and was named to the Atlantic League All-Star team. On August 21st, he was signed by
the Pirates organization and had a 1.17 ERA in 4 games with Altoona in
the Eastern League (AA). He ultimately returned to the Ducks for their
playoff run. Loree was named to the Baseball America 2011 Independent Leagues All-Star Team.
Loree started the 2012 season in spring training camp with the Pittsburgh Pirates before he was released at the end of March.
Mike Loree was a 50th round selection (1441st overall) by the San Fransisco Giants in the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft out of Villanova University. He pitched three seasons in the Giants organization from 2007 to 2009, where he posted a 13-13 record with a 3.51 ERA in 228 innings. In 2010, he pitched for the Newark Bears.
Check out our interview with him!