WALDORF, Md. – On Thursday, the Blue Crabs announced they will bring in Andre Scrubb, a former reliever for the Houston Astros, and Jacob Gilliland, a former draft pick for the Los Angeles Dodgers to their 15th Anniversary roster. 

Andre Scrubb is a 28-year-old from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The fireballer was an eighth-round pick in 2016 for the Dodgers but was traded to the Astros in 2019 for Tyler White. Scrubb made his MLB debut in the COVID-shortened 2020 season, climbing the hill for the Astros in 20 games, striking out 24 hitters, and posting an excellent 1.90 ERA.   

Jacob Gilliland is 23 years old and was taken by the Dodgers Next Level Academy in Mongomery, AL. Gilliland was on the team for two years before spending 2021 in the Chicago White Sox farm system. The youngster was in the Frontier League a season ago with the Lake Erie Crushers; this will be Gilliland’s fifth year in professional baseball.   

The Blue Crabs are just 22 days away from Opening Day. In a few weeks, Regency Furniture Stadium will open its gates on April 22nd for their annual fan fest. On April 15th, the Crabs will host their open tryouts; interested players can check out more information on the Blue Crabs website.   

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 

The Blue Crabs play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, MLB’s Premiere Partner League. The Blue Crabs are set to kick off their 15th season of baseball and will have their 2023 Opening Day on Friday, April 28th at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information. For media requests, contact Steve Bowen at 301-638-9788 ext. 216 or at sbowen@somdbluecrabs.com 

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) 

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com 

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *