Waldorf, MD – January 25, 2020 – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced their first signing of the 2020 season on Friday afternoon, a right-handed pitcher, Dalton Geekie.
Geekie was originally a 22nd round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves out of Georgia Highlands College in 2015. After going through Tommy John Surgery he circled through the Independent Frontier League before signing with the Chicago Cubs organization in 2019.
Geekie jumped right into the closing role with the Single-A South Bend Cubs, and would finish the 2019 campaign back with the Frontier League’s Lake Erie Crushers.
In Junior College his coaches recognized that he would be best as a pitcher, yet the 6’5” Geekie was drafted as a two-way player.. The right-hander excelled in the Braves organization, and has a career 3.05 ERA in just under 100 professional appearances. Southern Maryland will use him in a relief role, as all 94 of his professional appearances come out of the bullpen.
Geekie said, “I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to put on a Blue Crabs uniform. I’m excited to get there and get to work under Stan and the rest of the coaching staff and bring a championship to Waldorf, Maryland.”
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs – The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs, set to kick off their 13th season of baseball, call Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland home. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.
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