New Aussie Reliever Signed; Nightmares of Brad Thomas Return

I haven’t seen an official announcement but apparently the Tigers signed an Australian reliever, Warwick Saupold, this week.

I know nothing about him, and neither do you, but he pitched extremely well in the Australian Baseball League last season for the Perth Heat.

From, The Australian Baseball Digest:

Detroit’s resident scout in Australia is Perth’s Kevin Hooker who is on the coaching staff of the Perth Heat so he would have had a great opportunity to see what Warwick was capable of during this stand out season…

I would assume, based on looking at the talent pool of the ABL, that the league would be equivalent to that of a Single A league in the US, but thats mere conjecture.

It will be interesting to see where they place him, if only to keep track if that interesting name.

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