Skeeters add four more to roster for 2012!

The Sugar Land Skeeters announced the signing of former major league pitcher Pedro Liriano on Friday. They Skeeters also announced the signings of three Texas natives, outfielder Bubba Bell, and pitchers Eric Krebs, and Trey Rackel.

Pedro Liriano pitched in 16 games in the major leagues from 2004 to 2005 with the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies. He had a 6.17 ERA in 15.1 innings pitched in his major league career.

Bubba Bell was a 39th round selection (1187th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft out of Nicholls State University. In 2007, he was named "California League Player of the Year" while playing for Lancaster in the California League. Bell would play six seasons in the Red Sox organization advancing to Triple-A twice in 2009 and 2010. Bell started the 2011 season with Columbus(AAA) in the Indians organization but was traded to the New York Mets in May for cash considerations. Bell hit .228 in 67 games for the Mets Triple-A affiliate, Buffalo in 2011.

Eric Krebs was a 16th round selection (481st overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft.  He played five seasons in the Pirates organization with his best season coming in 2008 with Lynchburg (A+) when he had a 4-2 record with 3 saves and a 4.11 ERA. In May 2009, Krebs was traded to Dodgers to complete the Delwyn Young trade. In 2010, he split time between Inland Empire (A+) and Chattanooga (AA) in the Dodgers organization.

Trey Rackel pitched for the GCL Mets (RK), and St. Luicie (A) in the New York Mets organization in 2009. He posted a 3-2 record with a 3.03 between the two levels that season.


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