Former First Rounder To Join Beloit
Fox was the 35th player taken in 2004.
Fox was the 35th player taken in 2004.
TCD Senior Editor
Posted May 19, 2007

The Snappers made some roster moves on Friday, as they got former first rounder Matt Fox from Extended Spring Training. Joining Fox is Brian Kirwan, who appeared in games for the E-Town Twins in 2006. To make room, Armando Gabino was promoted to Fort Myers, after dominating the Midwest League in 2007.

The Beloit Snappers were busy on Saturday, as they made some changes to their pitching staff. The Snappers sent top reliever Armando Gabino to Fort Myers, promoting one of the better relievers in the Midwest League thus far in 2007. In exchange, the Snappers received Matthew Fox, and Brian Kirwan from Extended Spring Training, putting their roster at 24 players.

Gabino has been basically lights out for the Snappers in 2007, posting a 0.82 earned run average through his first 12 appearances. Overall, he has pitched 22 innings, striking out 16, and batters are hitting .228 against him.

Kirwan and Fox both appeared in games for Elizabethton during the 2006 season, and both did fairly well. Kirwan struck out 58 batters in 64 innings of work, though his earned run average was over 5.00. He was an 11th round selection of the Twins back in 2005.

Fox is a former first round pick, who has had injury problems throughout his short career. Last season, Fox went 4-0 for the Elizabethton Twins, striking out 46 batters in a little over 40 innings of work. He was the 35th overall selection in the 2004 draft.

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