Kielty signs with Barnstormers
Updated: Tuesday, March 18 2014, 01:03 AM CDT
Posted by: Jason Bristol
LANCASTER -- The Lancaster Barnstormers have signed outfielder Bobby Kielty to a 2014 contract, the team announced.
Kielty, 37, retired from baseball two years ago while playing for the York Revolution. He has a career average of .254 in the majors with 53 home runs for the Twins, A's and Red Sox.
“Bobby gives us a veteran presence in the lineup,” said manager Butch Hobson in a statement. “He’s a plus outfielder and a bat from both sides of the plate. He’s healthy and wants to give it another go.”
In addition, the Barnstormers re-signed outfielder Jeremy Williams, who ended the 2013 season with Lancaster.
Photo:Bobby Kielty #62 of the New York Mets during an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox on April 3, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The game marks the first time the Mets play in their new ballpark. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)