Thursday, June 11, 2009

Barrett will not be joining Bobcats

Aaron Barrett, the brother of Marion shortstop Drew Barrett and University of Mississippi pitcher drafted Wednesday by the Texas Rangers, will not be joining the Bobcats this season despite hopes the big righty would join the team for tonight's game against Tradewater.

Bobcats General Manager Gordon Guess said this morning that Barrett had been advised by his handlers to not join the league at this time. Instead, manager Steve Fowler will turn to Webster County native and current Oakland City University lefty Clay Thornberry.
Guess said the 21-year-old uses a steady diet of curveballs accompanied by a change-up, slider and fastball to get out hitters.