'Stomers Finalize Roster Sign Halama, Tiffee and Frostad

The Lancaster Barnstormers have announced the signings of pitcher John Halama, infielder Terry Tiffee and catcher Emerson Frostad for the 2012 season.

John Halama was originally drafted in the 23rd round (640th overall) by the Houston Astros in the 1994 MLB Amateur Draft. From 1998 to 2006, Halama pitched in 262 major league games for the Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, Oakland A's, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, and Baltimore Orioles. He has a 56-48 record with a 4.65 ERA in 911 innings pitched in the big leagues. This will be his sixth season in the Atlantic League and second with Lancaster. Last season, he was 6-6 with a 5.33 ERA for the Barnstormers.

Terry Tiffee was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 26th round (779th overall) of the 1999 MLB Amateur Draft. In 2003, Tiffee has his best minor league season, hitting .315 with 14 home runs with 93 RBI for New Britian (AA). From 2005 to 2006, he played in 91 major leagues for the Minnesota Twins. In 2008, Tiffee played in 6 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has a career .226 batting average with 5 home runs and 29 RBI in his major leagues. Tiffee started the 2011 season with the Barnstormers but had his contract purchased by the New York Yankees only 52 games into the season. Prior to being signed by the Yankees Tiffee was hitting .293 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI. He finished the 2011 season with the Yankees Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and hit .345 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI.

Emerson Frostad was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 13th round (376th overall) of the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft. He played seven seasons in the Texas Rangers organization. He enjoyed his best season in 2005, with Single-A Clinton. That season season he hit .269 with 16 home runs and 62 RBI. Frostad started the 2011 season with the Barnstormers, but has his contract purchased by the Houston Astros organization only 15 games into the season. He split the rest of the 2011 season between the Astros Double-A affiliate Corpus Christi, and their Triple-A affiliate Oklahoma City. He he has a career .257 batting average with 68 home runs and 336 RBI.

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