Barnstormers Sign Former MLBers Durbin And Rundles

The Lancaster Barnstormers have signed J.D. Durbin and Rich Rundles for the 2012 season.


J.D. Durbin was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round (54th overall) of the 2000 MLB Amateur Draft. He played seven seasons in the Twins organization and had his best season in 2002 with Quad Cities(A), when had a 13-4 record with a 3.19 ERA. Durbin appeared in 23 major league games in 2004 and 2007 with the Minnesota Twins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Philadelphia Phillies. He has career 6-6 record with a 6.19 ERA in the big leagues. Last season he had a 5.06 ERA for the Barnstormers.

Rich Rundles was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 3rd round (88th overall) of the 1999 MLB Amateur Draft. After spending 10 seasons in the Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cleveland Indians minor league systems, Rundles was promoted to the major leagues on September 3, 2008. He played in nine games for the Cleveland Indians in 2008 and 2009, posting a 1.50 ERA in 6 innings pitched. He's played for the St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate, Memphis the last two seasons.

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