BRISTOL - Along with a trio of relief pitchers who joined the team two weeks ago, the Bristol Blues signed two more bullpen arms just prior to the Futures League All-Star break.
Joining Garrett Coe, Andrew Marrero and Tyler Boisvert on the roster are Miles Michaud and Sam Beadle.
Michaud, who was signed on July 9, is a right-handed relief pitcher from Bates College. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound junior made 14 appearances last season, including one start, sporting a 2-3 record with a 5.26 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 25⅔ innings.
In his career, Michaud has made 30 appearances, going 4-6 with a 5.25 ERA along with 41 strikeouts, 15 walks and 34 runs (28 earned) on 60 hits in 48 innings pitched. The Madison native and Xavier High School alum has allowed five home runs and owns a 7.69 K/9 mark at Bates.
Beadle, signed last Thursday, is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound sophomore at Keystone College and a Canton native who attended Canton High School.
Beadle has made just three appearances at Keystone, all three coming last season. He pitched 2⅔ shutout innings, allowing three hits with three strikeouts and no walks, and the 11 batters he faced totaled a .273 batting average against him.
Michaud has not yet made an appearance for the Blues, but Beadle allowed six runs (five earned) on four hits over 1⅔ innings with five walks allowed.
As a member of the Blues, Coe has pitched in two games, throwing four innings and allowing one run on one hit with three strikeouts and five walks. He has a 2.25 ERA.
His future UConn teammate, Marrero, has allowed five runs on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks across three innings. Boisvert has allowed seven runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and one walk in two innings.
“Any time you get this late into the summer, everyone’s trying to find new arms,” Blues manager Ronnie Palmer said. “Some guys are coming off injuries, or their arms are getting tired. Or, there are pitch count stipulations from their college coaches. I feel good about all these guys that we have.”
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